Discussion posted by: Arye ben-Shaoul
A new theater of conflict emerged in East Africa when opposing Somali forces clashed on Kenya’s border last week. Kenya has hinted that it could annex parts of Somalia to keep al-Shabab terrorists out of its territory. Tension between Kenya and Somalia soared last week following heavy fighting along the border. The clashes involved Somali government troops and forces loyal to Ahmed Madobe, the leader of Jubbaland, which is one of Somalia’s five semiautonomous states. At least 11 people were killed in the Somali border town of Bula-hawo. Kenyan authorities said the fighting spilled over into Kenya, after Somali government troops pursued Jubbaland forces that had crossed over the border.