Abdiqani Hassan
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/ 22 April 2008

Somali troops storm Dubai ship, arrest pirates

Somali troops stormed a Dubai-flagged ship on Tuesday that had been hijacked off the Horn of Africa nation, releasing its crew and arresting seven pirates, authorities said. ”Our troops stormed on to the Al-Khaleej and engaged the pirates. There was brief fighting before they defeated them,” Abdirizak Hared, the mayor of Bosasso port, said.

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/ 12 June 2007

Somali official: US planes hunting Islamists

United States aircraft are hunting foreign jihadists in the remote mountains of northern Somalia where American forces launched air strikes earlier this month, a regional official and residents said on Tuesday. Ibrahim Artan Ismail, security minister in the regional Puntland government, said his administration was working closely with the US military.