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Somalia Insurgents Show Missile in Video

A video circulating in Somalia’s capital shows a masked man firing a surface-to-air missile – a graphic but unsubstantiated claim that Islamic insurgents in the country are capable of shooting down planes. The video, available on the streets of Mogadishu and obtained by The Associated Press on Friday, is one of several released recently by the insurgents, echoing the propaganda tactics of radical groups in Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East. They may serve less to communicate with the world than to rally supporters at a time when the movement has been driven underground by Somalia’s government and its Ethiopian military backers. Full Story

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