DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 13, 2009, 8:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to first reports, Capt. Richard Phillips jumped into the water for the second time from the lifeboat on which four Somali pirates had been holding him for four days. This time he made it to safety - possibly helped by US frogmen - giving the opening for the US ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2008, 12:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
This land-based setup has grown up far from their lairs in Somalia to keep pace with the sea pirates' spreading grasp.
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2008, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)
The seizure of the Saudi supertanker has driven the world navies to take first steps to combat the increasingly brazen Somali pirates. The US and multinational naval force patrolling the coast off Somali urged merchant vessels Thursday, Nov. 20, to sail with armed guards on board and only on lanes ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 1, 2008, 10:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
Two blasts rocked intelligence facilities in the northern Somali port of Bossaso Wednesday, Oct. 29. Three huge explosions went off nearly simultaneously in the breakaway republic of Somaliland, targeting the presidential palace, the Ethiopian embassy and the UN compound at Hargeisa. The casualty estimate is nineteen dead. Bossaso in semi-autonomous ...
Eritrean, Ethiopian rebel Oromo and Arab fighters taken prisoner in battles to oust Islamists from Somalia<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2007, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ethiopia has long accused Ereitrea of sending hundreds of soldiers to fight with the Somali anti-government Islamists, who were driven out of their last bastion, the southern port of Kismayo Monday, Jan. 1.
Somali PM Ali Mohamed Gedi says foreign extremists will be tried and punished without mercy while Somalis ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 26, 2006, 11:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ethiopia's intervention this week to save the weak Somali government from defeat at the hands of Islamist rebels is typical of the apparently incompatible foreign, sectarian, religious and tribal elements involved in its neighbor's civil war.
Many of the foreign elements fighting on the side of the Islamic Courts militia ...