How Much Turf Does the Somali Government Really Control?

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    How Much Turf Does the Somali Government Really Control? - By Elizabeth Dickinson | Foreign Policy

    Much more to read after the jump and it is certainly a well-worth read. Definitely gives a good deal of insight into just how much control the Somali Government has left.
     
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    What a sad, sad, cesspool of human filth.
     
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    The government isn't going to win. At this rate, either the factions will remain in a deadlocked state or Ash-Shabaab will take over the rest of the country.
     
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    How much longer do you think the government has in that case?
     
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    It's hard to say, but the rebels seem to be making steady progress. I also forgot to mention Somaliland, which could very possibly become a separate country.

    This was the situation in July of last year (wiki):
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    This is the situation as of July, 2010:
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    Feds and allied factions are in blue, Islamist rebels are in green. It should be noted that Hizbul Islam and Ash-Shabaab had a falling out; I'm not sure what the current situation is between them. It's a shame that the Islamic Courts Union is no longer around. Ash-Shabaab, "the youth", was originally a youth movement within the ICU that became difficult for them to control and splintered off to form a far more radical and unscrupulous resistance movement. They have no business running a country.
     
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    Somali faction leaders as of July 2010.

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