Operation Linda Nchi: codename for combined action--part of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)--between the Kenyan, Ethiopian and Somalian armed forces which
began on 16 October 2011, when troops from Kenya crossed the border into the conflict zones of southern Somalia. The soldiers were in pursuit of Al-Shabaab militants that are alleged to have kidnapped several foreign tourists and aid workers inside Kenya.According to the Ethiopian Foreign Minister, the operation represents one of the final stages in the Islamist insurgency of the Somali Civil War.
It is for this reason that Al Shabaab carried out the terror attack on Nairobi's Westgate Mall. Lots of detail in the Wikipedia entry.AMISOM website (African Union)
AMISOM Meets With the Somali Diaspora in Minneapolis (All Africa, various African countries, USA)
Kenyan Soldiers Filmed Looting Mall (Daily Mail, UK) Way to lose empathy and sympathy, "gentlemen."
Dadaab website gives world’s largest refugee camp a voice (The East African, Kenya)
In 1991, thousands of Somalis flooded into Kenya’s barren northeast. The initial influx was prompted by the collapse of the Somali government, and by the prolonged civil war that followed.
Two decades later, little has changed. A refugee complex designed for 90,000 inhabitants in 1992 is now bursting at the seams. By May , the official number of registered refugees in Dadaab was 401,913.
Al Shabaab's Osama bin Laden (The Daily Beast, USA)
Somali-Americans Condemn Terror (Voice of America, USA)
Just Kenya’s problem? (Frontline Club: The Forum Blog, UK)
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Thank you: Sabrina and Devon.