Somalia wants to expel Islamist rebels from strongholds in 2014

By Reuters | Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:17 PM

* Islamists still control tracts of territory in south

* Al Shabaab expelled from Mogadishu in 2011

* Attacks in Mogadishu and Kenya show rebel reach

By Edmund Blair

NAIROBI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A military offensive led by an expanded African peacekeeping force aims to drive Somali Islamist rebels out of their remaining strongholds by the end of 2014, the Somali prime minister said on ...

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