Al-Shabaab militants Flee key town as Somali army Advances
The trend also helped to melt Arctic sea ice cover to a record low for December last month, the WMO said in a statement.
Last year "ranked as the warmest year on record, together with 2005 and 1998," the WMO added, confirming preliminary findings released at the global climate conference early December that were based on a 10-month period.
"The 2010 data confirm the Earth
Sources say that the United States and Turkish forces based in the capital Mogadishu have bombed Al-Shabaab's defensive bases from the air, which forced the militants to flee.