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New al-Shabab Call for Rebellion, Analyst Says Somalis Want Peace

The al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab carried out an average of one deadly attack every seven weeks during 2013.  At least 18,000 African Union soldiers are in Somalia attempting to crush al-Shabab and end more than two decades of conflict.  But the militant group is still pushing to overthrow the internationally-recognized government.  On Wednesday one of the top al-Shabab commanders in southern Somalia called on the locals to rebel against the government. More than two...

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