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Southern Somalia

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Travel Warning WARNING: The Southern region of Somalia is largely under the rule of the Islamic extremist faction al Shabab and is also home to most of the open fighting in Somalia. Travel to Southern Somalia is extremely dangerous.
Government travel advisories
(Information last updated Jun 2018)

Southern Somalia occupies about a third of Somalia's territory, and is home to most of the fighting in the civil war.

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Map of Southern Somalia
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Al Shabab, an Islamic terrorist group, rules much of Southern Somalia. The Southern Region of Somalia is regarded as the most dangerous region in the country. All travel should be avoided until the security situation improves.

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