War Nerd Islamablog: Day 2.

This is a start of a small series of articles covering the blast.

"Here’s the deal: I’m going to blog this Islamabad blast every day for a while, try to talk honestly about how to sift through the crap to try to figure out what’s really going on."

Yesterday he started the series.

New War Nerd Article.

During Ramadan the fighters of the Islamic Courts Union (ICU) want to double their attacks on Ethiopian forces and government installations.

The ICU was pushed back in 2006 by Ethiopian forces intervening in the Somali civil war which lasts about 20 years now. Since then the ICU is slowly gaining back territory. A few days ago they claimed to have captured the third largest city of Somalia Kismayo.

After bigger military defeats in 2006 the Islamic Courts Union is gaining back its power and momentum. AlJazeera reports that the rebels have captured Kismayo Somalia’s third largest city.

The fun never stops at the Horn of Africa.

Fighting between government troops and the Muslim guerilla movement MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) started on the Philippines after the Muslim guerilla refused to leave land of Catholics. The group of Muslim guerilla is headed by a former MILF commander but he is not following orders from the MILF leadership anymore. The MILF is one of several Muslim guerillas on the Philippines. It fights for an independent Moro nation on the Philippines since the 1980s after it split from the MNLF which was formed in the 1960s.