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U.S. urges support for Somali areas seized from Shebab rebels

NAIROBI — The US special envoy for Somalia on Tuesday urged support for Somali regions seized from the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab rebels controlling swathes of territory, but now under pressure from regional armies. James Swan said local authorities should be bolstered in the Mogadishu outskirts recently captured by African Union forces,…

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