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UN Points to Progress in Battling Al-Shabab in Somalia

The top U.N. envoy to Somalia says U.S. airstrikes and major ground offensives by pro-government forces have led to the liberation of nearly 20 Somali towns from al-Shabab militants and have brought the country closer to full federal control. Special U.N. representative Nicholas Kay, speaking to VOA, cited "considerable success" in the 2014 push against the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab. He also noted political progress in ending the nearly nine-year uprising. Kay's interview...

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