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For the last two months, Amisom Kenyan troops in support of the Somali National Army (SNA) has been steadily liberating areas and villages in Southern Somalia formally under the control of the Al Qaeda-affiliated extremist group al-Shebab
The African Union, which has sent the Amisom peacekeeping force to Somalia says it is in favour of lifting an arms embargo on the country. But the UN Security Council has so far said no. This as the situation remains tense in Somalia, even in Mogadishu, where parliament was recently the target of a car bomb attack. Analyst Abdi Ismail Samatar says he is unsure who was behind the blast.