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UN Urges More Military Force to Confront al-Shabab in Somalia

The top U.N. official for Somalia said more military force is needed to push Islamist militant group al-Shabab out of its remaining strongholds.  Such strongholds include the town of Barawe -- the scene of a U.S. Special Forces strike over the weekend.   U.N. Special Representative for Somalia Nick Kay said al-Shabab “poses a real and present threat” to peace-building efforts in Somalia.   Speaking to VOA in Mogadishu Monday, he noted the al-Qaida-linked group is not as strong ...

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