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Somalia Al Shabab Pulls Out of Mogadishu Mohamed Sheikh Nor / AP Photo

Al Shabab Pulls Out of Mogadishu

Maybe now residents can get some food. The al Qaeda-linked rebel group al Shabab has pulled out of the Somali capital of Mogadishu after battling African Union forces for months. President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed called their retreat a victory for his government, while al Shabab called it a “change of military tactics.” African Union peacekeepers, who have been battling al Shabab forces in an attempt to secure supply routes for food aid for the famine-struck country, said they're treating the retreat with caution in case it is a trap.

August 6, 2011 7:49 AM