NAGs

Hizbul Islam


Year Formed: 2009
Year Terminated: Still Active

Target States:
Somalia

Ideational Characteristics:
Religious

Objectives:
Toppling an Existing Leadership
Change of Regime Type

External Supporters:

Eritrea

Yemen

United States of America

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 439

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1882

References:

Rice, Xan. "International Special report: The power brokers". The Guardian (London). 29 May. 2009. Final Edition. sec: Guardian International Pages; Pg 16.

Sheikh, Abdi & Guled, Abdi. "Somali rebels unleash bloody assault; Dozens killed in heavy clashes in capital". The Gazette (Montreal). 23 May 2009. Final Edition. sec: News; Pg A16.

Hesse, Brian J. "Intoduction: The Myth of 'Somalia". Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Volume 28, Issue3, 2012. pg: 247-259. Print.

Hanners, David. "Supporter of terrorist group will leave jail, be confined to his parents' home until sentencing". St. Paul Pioneer Press (Minnesota). 7 Sep. 2011. sec: Crime and Court Stories; Minnesota- Twin Cities; Local.

Smith, Alex Duval. "Somali children at risk of death on the front line". The Independent (London). 20 Jul. 2011. First Edition. sec: World; Pg 24.

Noyes, Alexander & Bennet, Richard. "Can Somalia be saved?; To avoid aiding rebels, Obama must cease direct aid to the government and work with regional neighbors". The Christian Science Monitor. 9 Sep. 2009. 

-"Fighting rocks Somali capital, at least 11 killed". defenceWeb. 22 May 2009.

-"Somali PM says little hope of talks with insurgents". defenceWeb. 21 May 2009.

-"Ethiopian troops cross deeper into Somalia-residents". defenceWeb. 12 Jun. 2009.

-"Somali fighters seize another town". Aljazeera.net. 19 May. 2009.

-"Troops 'gain ground' in Mogadishu". Aljazeera.net. 2 Jun. 2009.

-"Aid agency warns of Somali tragedy". Geelong Advertiser (Australia). 3 Jun. 2009. 1-Main Edition. sec: World; Pg 18.

-"Who Are Al-Shabaab? [analysis]". New Vision (Kampala). 17 Jul. 2010.