October 16th, 2011
09:57 AM ET

Kenya vows to hit Al-Shabaab across Somali border

By David McKenzie, CNN

Kenyan troops are pursuing suspected Islamic militants from al-Shabaab across the border into Somalia, Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua told CNN Sunday.

The move marks a dramatic shift in security tactics for the east African powerhouse, which is evoking the United Nations charter allowing military action in self-defense against its largely lawless neighbor.

"If you are attacked by an enemy, you have the pursue that enemy through hot pursuit and to try hit wherever that enemy is," said Yusuf Haji, in a news conference aired on CNN affiliate NTV.


Filed under: Al Qaeda • Kenya • Somalia
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  1. Dale Andersen

    It's time for a final solution. Kenya should annex Somalia. After all, is Somalia evan a country?


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