Muslim in Suffer

Bismi-lLahi-rRahmani-rRahiem. Assalamu\’alaikum Warohmatullahi Wabarokatuh!

TIMELINE-Ethiopians quit Somalia, Islamists seize parliament

Posted by musliminsuffer on January 27, 2009

In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

=== News Update ===

TIMELINE-Ethiopians quit Somalia, Islamists seize parliament

Jan 26 (Reuters) – Hardline Islamist insurgents captured Somalia’s parliament on Monday after Ethiopian troops completed their pullout from the Horn of Africa nation.

Here is a timeline of events since Islamists were driven from the capital, Mogadishu, in December 2006:

Dec. 28, 2006 – Islamists flee Mogadishu ahead of a joint Ethiopian and Somali government force which captures the city.

Jan. 8, 2007 – President Abdullahi Yusuf arrives in Mogadishu for the first time since he became president in 2004.

Aug. 30 – Yusuf winds up a six-week-long peace conference, which has no visible impact on growing insurgency. Islamists and some other opposition figures boycott the talks.

May 1, 2008 – U.S. air strike kills al Shabaab leader Aden Hashi Ayro.

Aug. 18 – Somalia formally signs a peace deal with some opposition figures, but the pact is rejected by hardliners.

Aug. 22 – Al Shabaab insurgents seize Kismayu, a strategic southern port, after fighting that killed 70 people.

Nov. 14 – President Yusuf admits Islamist insurgents control most of the country, raising the prospect his government could completely collapse.

Dec. 29 – Yusuf resigns and says that parliament speaker Sheikh Aden Madobe will take over as interim President.

Jan. 2, 2009 – Ethiopia says it has started pulling its troops out of Somalia.

Jan. 26 – Last Ethiopian soldiers leave. Fighters from al Shabaab move into Baidoa, capturing an old granary serving as Somalia’s parliament.



-muslim voice-

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: