Islamic Militant Jungle Hideout Captured
Monday, January 08, 2007 6:09:00 AM
Somali officials said Monday they had captured a jungle hideout
used by Islamic militants that is believed to be an al-Qaida
"We have captured Ras Kamboni," Somali lawmaker
Abdirashid Hidig told The Associated Press, speaking of the base at
the southernmost tip of Somalia.
Ethiopian soldiers, tanks and warplanes were involved in the
two-day attack, a government military commander told the AP on
condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to
Somali officials said the Islamic movement's main force is
bottled up at Ras Kamboni, the southernmost tip of the country, cut
off from escape by sea by patrolling U.S. warships and across the
Kenyan border by the Kenyan military.
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