Skip to comments.U.S. air strike kills al Qaeda boss in Somalia
Posted on 05/01/2008 4:23:21 AM PDT by Dawnsblood
U.S. war planes killed an Islamist rebel said to be al Qaeda's leader in Somalia and at least a dozen other people on Thursday in Washington's biggest blow against an insurgency raging since 2007.
The rebels said Aden Hashi Ayro -- who led al Shabaab militants blamed for attacks on government troops and their Ethiopian allies -- died in the first major success for a string of U.S. air-strikes on Somali insurgents in the last year.
"Infidel planes bombed Dusamareb," Shabaab spokesman Mukhtar Ali Robow told Reuters by phone, referring to a town in central Somalia, where body parts lay strewn round a wrecked house.
"Two of our important people, including Ayro, were killed."
The death of the Afghanistan-trained militant is likely to bolster the Western-backed Somali government's efforts to stem a rebellion that has gained ground in recent months. But it is sure to enrage Ayro's fellow fighters, who say they are waging a jihad to eject Ethiopian troops.
Ayro was a key figure on the ground masterminding the Islamists' Iraq-style insurgency against allied Somali-Ethiopian troops. The violence had intensified in recent weeks, with scores of deaths in Mogadishu and a series of hit-and-run raids by the Islamists on towns outside the capital.
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“where body parts lay strewn round a wrecked house”
I know it this may sound callous but reading that makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over. Nice shooting, boys.
“makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over”
Almost “wood-like” in nature!
This is great news. Why don’t we hear it on the morning radio news or see it on Drudge? (where he still has the “Troop deaths hit 7-month high in Iraq...” story highlighted)
Mus t be because whacking this dirtbag is good new in the war an terror.
Gotta love these warm and fuzzy feel good stories in the morning with my infidel bagel and infidel coffee. Notice that they were infidel aircraft? Why not paint smiley little green crescents and the legend "Enjoy the Raisins!" in Arabic on the side.
There’s a great comedy skit in this story (Infidel Airlines) but SNL et al, would never touch it because they are afraid of their own shadows and know they can bash Bush and Cheney without having to worry about getting the Theo Van Gogh treatment.
Washington Post Publisher:
“They’ve killed another terrorist! Quick, find me a picture of dead or dying Somali child!”
I guess all of the other successes were "minor"?
All of this focus on killing leaders seems foolish. A leader can be replaced by one man, but killing thousands of foot soldiers creates a serious manpower shortage and ruins operational effectiveness.
I’ll have a bourbon tonight to celebrate one less Islamofascist.
Kill em all.
and at least a dozen other people ................
I’m sure he was not hanging out alone.
*Snork!* OH YEAH!!
“Infidel planes” ? ROTFLMAO .... score one for the infidels.
You've got to understand the twisted mind-set of these Marxist journalists. Even in their newsrooms, they would never call anyone but Bush and Cheney terrorists. That's actually how they think.
You are right. I humbly accept your correction.
Nothing better than the smell of burning Islamic corpse in the morning.