Islamic resistance forces have stepped-up their efforts to seize power from the U.S.-backed Transitional Federal Government based in Mogadishu. The airport was attacked and many AMISOM soldiers were killed.
Al-Shabab has stepped-up its attacks on United States-backed forces in the TFG and the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM). AMISOM is dominated by Uganda and Burundi.
Comment - A member of the hardline al Shabaab Islamist rebel group holds his ammunition during a military training exercise in Huriwaa district, southern Mogadishu, September 5, 2010. REUTERS/Feisal Omar (SOMALIA - Tags: SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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