A short background.
Since the previous central government under the leadership of Siad Barre broke down, as he was ousted out Then a series of civil war that followed it had lead to the Federation of Somalia breakdown.
Looking on the map of
Puntland in the northeast also remains autonomous but supports the Transitional Government and, unlike Somaliland, still considers itself a part of the
Transitional Federal Government
The internationally recognized Transitional Federal Government (TFG), controls only parts of Southern Somalia from its base in the town of
Conflict broke out again in early 2006 between a Pro-US alliance of
The militia loyal to the ICU was an indigenous developed forces – based on the cultural background of the Somalis and their inherent need to establish and maintain order, seeking to institute Sharia law in
The ICU and their militia took control of much of the southern half of