Al-Shabab group in Somalia declares an all out war against the government and foreign forces. With more civilians killed and no end in sight to the two decades long conflict, has the military option failed and what other options are there?

Inside Story discusses with guests: Jamal Osman, a Somali Journalist; Stig Hansen, a senior Reseacher at the international department of the Norwegian Institution for city and regional research. And Author of the Book Borders of Islam; and Abdulkadir Abdirahman, the director of Somalia Cause.

Inside Story aired from Wednesday, August 25, 2010.

Source: Al Jazeera