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Battle of Bargal (2007)

Battle of Bargal
Part of the War in Somalia (2006–2009)
Operation Enduring Freedom - Horn of Africa

Somalia, Bargal is at the right hand tip of the Horn.
Date May 31 – June 3, 2007
Location Bargal, Somalia
Result United States/Puntland victory
Islamic Courts Union  Puntland
 United States
12-35 insurgents Land:
unknown militia
1 destroyer
Casualties and losses
12 killed Puntland:
5 wounded
United States:

The Battle of Bargal occurred in June 2007 around the town of Bargal in the northern province of Bari, in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland.


On May 30, between 12 to 35 heavily armed Islamist fighters arrived in two fishing boats from southern Somalia and clashed with local troops. On June 1, a United States Navy warship, the USS Chafee, shelled hills around Bargal where Islamist militants were reported to have set up a base. The target of the shelling may have been an al-Qaeda operative who the United States believed was involved in the 1998 bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

According to the Puntland regional government, as many as a dozen fighters including Somali militants as well as British nationals, Americans, Swedish, Pakistanis and Yemenis were killed in these operations, and five government troops were injured.

See also

External links

  • BBC News: US attacks Somali 'militant base'
  • BBC News: 'Foreign fighters' die in Somalia
  • Yahoo! News: Report: U.S. hits militants' Somali base

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