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US uses Somalia events to press Qaeda

Aims to exploit the downfall of Islamic extremists

By John Donnelly
Globe Staff / January 10, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- The US military is exploiting the sudden downfall of Islamic extremists in Somalia to press the campaign against Al Qaeda, deploying Special Forces troops on the ground to track suspected Al Qaeda members near the Kenya border, US military and intelligence officials said yesterday. The Defense Department also has positioned several warships along the coast to try to ... (Full article: 988 words)

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