Islamic Courts Union
The Islamic Courts Union (ICU; Somali: Midowga Maxkamadaha Islaamiga; Arabic: اتحاد المحاكم الإسلامية‎ Ittihād al-mahākim al-islāmiyya) was a group of Sharia courts that united themselve...
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Pentagon Says Airstrike Killed Terror Leader In Somalia
A Pentagon official says the U.S. killed a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group in an airstrike last week in Somalia. A Pentagon official says the U.S. killed a senior leader of the al-Shaba...
Somalia: Al-Shabab Attack Kills 15 In Mogadishu Hotel
Al-Shabab Islamist militants kill at least 15 people, including a former senior general, in an attack on a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Gunmen used two car bombs to blast their way into the ...
Rise of the Islamic Courts Union (2006)
The Advance of the Islamic Courts Union is the period in the Somali Civil War that began on May 2006 with the Islamic Courts Union's (ICU) conquest of Mogadishu from the Alliance for the Restoration o...
Rise of the Islamic Courts Union (2006) - Wikipedia
History of Somalia (1991-2006)
Somalia, from 1991 to 2006, is cited as a real-world example of a stateless society and legal system. Since the fall of Siad Barre's government in January 1991, there had been no central government in...
History of Somalia (1991-2006) - Wikipedia
Second Battle of Mogadishu
The Second Battle of Mogadishu was a battle fought for control of Somalia's capital city, Mogadishu. The opposing forces were the Alliance for the Restoration of Peace and Counter-Terrorism (ARPCT), a...
War in Somalia (2006-2009)
The War in Somalia was an armed conflict involving largely Ethiopian and Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces and Somali troops from Puntland versus the Somali Islamist umbrella group, ...
War in Somalia (2006-2009) - Wikipedia
Fall of Mogadishu
The Fall of Mogadishu occurred on December 28, 2006, when the militaries of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and Ethiopian troops entered the Somali capital unopposed. It came after a s...
Fall of Mogadishu - Wikipedia
Battle of Jilib
The Battle of Jilib was a battle in the 2006 Somali War fought by the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) and affiliated militias against Ethiopian and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces for control ...
Battle of Jilib - Wikipedia
Fall of Kismayo
The Fall of Kismayo occurred on January 1, 2007, when the troops of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and Ethiopian forces entered the Somali city of Kismayo unopposed. It came after the...
Battle of Ras Kamboni
The Battle of Ras Kamboni was a battle in the 2006-2007 Somali War fought by the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) and affiliated militias against Ethiopian and the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TF...
Al-Shabaab (Somalia)
Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen (HSM; Arabic: حركة الشباب المجاهدين‎, Ḥarakat ash-Shabāb al-Mujāhidīn; Somali: Xarakada Mujaahidiinta Alshabaab, "Mujahideen Youth Movement" or "Movement...
Al-Shabaab (Somalia) - Wikipedia
Ethiopian-Somali conflict
The Ethiopian–Somali conflict was a territorial and political dispute between the territories of present-day Ethiopia and Somalia. Lasting from the late 1940s until 2009, the tensions culminated in th...
Propaganda in the War in Somalia
Even before the beginning of the War in Somalia (2006-2009) there were significant assertions and accusations of the use of disinformation and propaganda tactics, classed as forms of information war...
Pentagon Says Airstrike Killed Terror Leader In Somalia
A Pentagon official says the U.S. killed a senior leader of the al-Shabab extremist group in an airstrike last week in Somalia. A Pentagon official says the U.S. killed a senior leader of the al-Shaba...
Mujahideen
Mujahideen (Arabic: المجاهدين‎) is the plural form of mujahid (Arabic: مجاهد‎), the term for one engaged in Jihad.In English usage, it refers to the guerrilla type military outfits...
2007 timeline of the War in Somalia
The timeline of events in the War in Somalia during 2007 is set out below.
On January 1, Islamists abandoned their last stronghold in Kismayo. After their departure, looters took to the streets, b...
2007 timeline of the War in Somalia - Wikipedia
Transitional Federal Government
The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) (Somali: Dowladda Federaalka Kumeelgaarka, Arabic: الحكومة الاتحادية الانتقالية‎) was the internationally recognized government of the Republic ...
Transitional Federal Government - Wikipedia
Economy of Somalia
According to the CIA and the Central Bank of Somalia, despite experiencing civil unrest, Somalia has maintained a healthy informal economy, based mainly on livestock, remittance/money transfer compan...
Economy of Somalia - Wikipedia
Transport in Somalia
Transport in Somalia refers to the transportation networks and modes of transport in effect in Somalia. They include highways, airports and seaports, in addition to various forms of public and private...
Transport in Somalia - Wikipedia
Somalia Diplomatic and Humanitarian Efforts
Various international and local diplomatic and humanitarian efforts in the Somali Civil War have been in effect since the conflict first began in the early 1990s. The latter include diplomatic initiat...
Somalia Diplomatic and Humanitarian Efforts - Wikipedia
Media of Somalia
Media of Somalia includes various radio, television, print and internet outlets. The federal government operates two official radio and TV networks, which exist alongside a number of private and forei...
Media of Somalia - Wikipedia
Communications in Somalia
Communications in Somalia encompasses the communications services and capacity of Somalia. Telecommunications, internet, radio, print, television and postal services in the nation are largely concentr...
Communications in Somalia - Wikipedia
Polycentric law
Polycentric law is a legal structure in which providers of legal systems compete or overlap in a given jurisdiction, as opposed to monopolistic statutory law according to which there is a sole provid...
Spontaneous order
Spontaneous order, also known as "self-organization", is the spontaneous emergence of order out of seeming chaos. It is a process found in physical, biological, and social networks, as well as economi...
Ethiopian involvement in Somalia
The Ethiopian–Somali conflict was a territorial and political dispute between the territories of present-day Ethiopia and Somalia. Lasting from the late 1940s until 2009, the tensions culminated in th...
Ethiopian involvement in Somalia - Wikipedia
Battle of Jowhar
The Battle of Jowhar was a battle in the 2006 Somali War fought between the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) and affiliated militias against Ethiopian and Transitional Federal Government (TFG) forces for co...
Battle of Jowhar - Wikipedia
Battle of Bandiradley
The Battle of Bandiradley in Somalia began on December 23, 2006, when Puntland and Ethiopian forces, along with faction leader Abdi Qeybdid, fought Islamic Courts Union (ICU) militants defending Bandi...
Battle of Bandiradley - Wikipedia
Battle of Baidoa
The Battle of Baidoa began on December 20, 2006 when the Somali Transitional Federal Government's forces (TFG) allied with Ethiopian forces stationed there attacked advancing Islamic Courts Union (ICU...