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Rapper 50 Cent visits impoverished areas  Rap star Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson visited Kenya and famine-hit Somalia this week to raise awareness on hunger and poverty issues   Somalia militants lose key town   Ethiopian and Somali troops have taken Baidoa, a strategic stronghold of Islamist militants in south-western Somalia Leaders back Somali terror fight   World leaders have pledged to boost support for measures to fight piracy, terrorism and political instability in Somalia, after a meeting Islamists al-Shabab ambush Ethiopia troops   Islamist militant group al-Shabab has ambushed an Ethiopian base in Somalia, with dozens of casualties Somali pirates release British hostage   Somali pirates freed Judith Tebbutt, nearly 7 months after she was taken captive in a raid at a Kenyan beach resort in which her husband was... EU approves pirate base attacks  The European Union has agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates by allowing military forces to attack land targets as well as those... Bomb kills Somali sport officials Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Members of Somalia's Olympic committee and football heads are among seven people killed by a bomb in Mogadishu Suicide bombers strike Mogadishu Map of Mogadishu Somalia
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1. 01-06 U.S. Navy rescues Iranians from pirates Strait of Hormuz, Southern Iran
C. 01-12 ICRC suspends Somalia aid distribution Somalia
D. 01-15 Somali famine 'to kill thousands' Somalia
01-25 Navy SEALs rescue aid workers Somalia
F. 02-11 Rapper 50 Cent visits impoverished areas Kenya
6. 02-22 Somalia militants lose key town Baidoa, Somalia
7. 03-10 Islamists al-Shabab ambush Ethiopia troops Gedo, Somalia
I. 03-21 Somali pirates release British hostage Somalia

Somali famine 'to kill thousands'  The UN in Somalia says tens of thousands of people will have died of starvation by the time the famine in the Horn of Africa ends Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
  U.S. Navy rescues Iranians from pirates   U.S. sailors from the destroyer USS Kidd have rescued 13 of the Middle Eastern country's sailors from a hijacked fishing boat ICRC suspends Somalia aid distribution


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  Distribution of food, seed and medical relief intended for drought victims has been suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced
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  U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers an American and a Dane


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  Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up in a restaurant in the city centre, near the presidential palace
Sep.28   Sea assault on Somali rebel city Map of Kismayo Somalia  African Union (AU) forces have launched a beach assault and taken control of parts of Kismayo, the last major stronghold of Islamist militants   AU forces 'rout Somali militants' Map of Kismayo Somalia
  Troops from the African Union and Somali army made significant gains in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant group


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Oct.7   Somali president appoints prime minister
  Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has named Abdi Farah Shirdon as the nation sets up an effective central government following decades of civil war

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Dec.9   Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels
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  The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of Jowhar
Dec.20   At least 55 people drowned or missing
Map of Bosasso Somalia  Women, child among dead after a boat capsized off the Somali coast. Ethiopians and Somalis were on the boat Dec.23   Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates Map of Puntland Somalia  22 hostages seized by pirates nearly 3 years ago have been freed, the authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland say Dec.24   Ship crew held for 1,000 days rescued off coast of Yemen  They were trapped at sea for 1,000 days, held on their own ship MV Iceberg 1 by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen





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  U.S. Navy rescues Iranians from pirates   U.S. sailors from the destroyer USS Kidd have rescued 13 of the Middle Eastern country's sailors from a hijacked fishing boat Navy SEALs rescue aid workers




Somalia, 2012 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
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Jan.25
  U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers an American and a Dane
Feb.22   Somalia militants lose key town   Ethiopian and Somali troops have taken Baidoa, a strategic stronghold of Islamist militants in south-western Somalia Feb.23 Leaders back Somali terror fight   World leaders have pledged to boost support for measures to fight piracy, terrorism and political instability in Somalia, after a meeting Mar.10 Islamists al-Shabab ambush Ethiopia troops   Islamist militant group al-Shabab has ambushed an Ethiopian base in Somalia, with dozens of casualties Mar.23 EU approves pirate base attacks  The European Union has agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates by allowing military forces to attack land targets as well as those... Sep.28 Sea assault on Somali rebel city Map of Kismayo Somalia  African Union (AU) forces have launched a beach assault and taken control of parts of Kismayo, the last major stronghold of Islamist militants Sep.28 AU forces 'rout Somali militants' Map of Kismayo Somalia
  Troops from the African Union and Somali army made significant gains in an assault on one of the final strongholds of an al Qaeda-linked militant group
Dec.9 Somali army captures key town from Al-Shabaab rebels Map of Jowhar Somalia
  The Somali National Army, along with African Union troops, on launched a offensive against al Qaeda-linked rebels and captured the town of Jowhar
Dec.23 Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates Map of Puntland Somalia  22 hostages seized by pirates nearly 3 years ago have been freed, the authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland say



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2012 Jan.12 ICRC suspends Somalia aid distribution
  Distribution of food, seed and medical relief intended for drought victims has been suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced
Jan.15 Somali famine 'to kill thousands'  The UN in Somalia says tens of thousands of people will have died of starvation by the time the famine in the Horn of Africa ends Dec.20 At least 55 people drowned or missing Map of Bosasso Somalia  Women, child among dead after a boat capsized off the Somali coast. Ethiopians and Somalis were on the boat



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2012 Apr.4 Bomb kills Somali sport officials Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Members of Somalia's Olympic committee and football heads are among seven people killed by a bomb in Mogadishu



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2012 Feb.11 Rapper 50 Cent visits impoverished areas  Rap star Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson visited Kenya and famine-hit Somalia this week to raise awareness on hunger and poverty issues



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2012 Jan.6   U.S. Navy rescues Iranians from pirates   U.S. sailors from the destroyer USS Kidd have rescued 13 of the Middle Eastern country's sailors from a hijacked fishing boat Jan.25 Navy SEALs rescue aid workers
  U.S. special forces swooped into Somalia in a pair of helicopters in a daring overnight raid to rescue two kidnapped aid workers an American and a Dane
Feb.23 Leaders back Somali terror fight   World leaders have pledged to boost support for measures to fight piracy, terrorism and political instability in Somalia, after a meeting Mar.21 Somali pirates release British hostage   Somali pirates freed Judith Tebbutt, nearly 7 months after she was taken captive in a raid at a Kenyan beach resort in which her husband was... Mar.23 EU approves pirate base attacks  The European Union has agreed to expand its mission against Somali pirates by allowing military forces to attack land targets as well as those... Apr.4 Bomb kills Somali sport officials Map of Mogadishu Somalia  Members of Somalia's Olympic committee and football heads are among seven people killed by a bomb in Mogadishu Sep.20 Suicide bombers strike Mogadishu Map of Mogadishu Somalia
  Two suicide bombers have blown themselves up in a restaurant in the city centre, near the presidential palace
Dec.23 Somali troops 'free' 22 hostages held by pirates Map of Puntland Somalia  22 hostages seized by pirates nearly 3 years ago have been freed, the authorities in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland say Dec.24 Ship crew held for 1,000 days rescued off coast of Yemen  They were trapped at sea for 1,000 days, held on their own ship MV Iceberg 1 by Somali pirates off the coast of Yemen



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2012 Jan.12 ICRC suspends Somalia aid distribution
  Distribution of food, seed and medical relief intended for drought victims has been suspended, the International Committee of the Red Cross announced
Feb.11 Rapper 50 Cent visits impoverished areas  Rap star Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson visited Kenya and famine-hit Somalia this week to raise awareness on hunger and poverty issues Feb.23 Leaders back Somali terror fight   World leaders have pledged to boost support for measures to fight piracy, terrorism and political instability in Somalia, after a meeting Oct.7 Somali president appoints prime minister  Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has named Abdi Farah Shirdon as the nation sets up an effective central government following decades of civil war