We're baaaaack: Islamists take over in Somalia
Um, that was fast.
Forces loyal to the weak, United Nations-backed transitional government didn't even put up a fight, it appears, as the BBC reports, that Islamists now control four of the six bases left behind by the Ethiopians.
The US-backed Ethiopian troops invaded Somalia at the end of 2006 to oust the Islamists who had controlled the country for six months, imposing strict sharia law.
The good news about a return to Islamist rule, for Somalis, is that under the Islamists' brief rule in 2006, the constant fighting, armed robbery, and piracy that have plagued the war-ravaged country all nose dived.