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https://www.osac.gov/Reports/report.cfm?contentID=119334

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Warden Message: Burundi Security Awareness Following Public Threats
CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS
Sub-Saharan Africa - Burundi
13 Jul 2010

U.S. Embassy Bujumbura issued the following Warden Message on July 13:

On July 6, the Somali group al-Shabaab publicly issued specific threats against the Governments of Uganda and Burundi and then claimed responsibility for detonating bombs in Uganda over the weekend. Al-shabaab maintains that it considers Burundi its enemy. While the U.S. Embassy is not changing its security posture, we would like to take this opportunity to urge U.S. citizens to review the Department of State’s Country Specific Information for Burundi as well as the Worldwide Caution in effect.”


26 posted on 07/15/2010 3:14:03 AM PDT by Cindy
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www.garoweonline.com/artman2/publish/Somalia_27/Uganda_bombings_is_the_beginning_Al_Shabaab_chief.shtml

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http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/07/shabaab_cell_that_ca.php

“Uganda attack carried out by Shabaab cell named after slain al Qaeda leader”
By BILL ROGGIO
July 15, 2010

SNIPPET: “The top leader of Shabaab said that the deadly attacks in Kampala, the capital of Uganda, were carried out by a cell named after an al Qaeda and Shabaab leader slain in Somalia last year. Sheikh Muktar Abdelrahman Abu Zubeyr, Shabaab’s spiritual leader, also threatened to carry out further attacks in the neighboring East African counties of Uganda and Burundi if African Union peacekeepers are not withdrawn from Somalia.”

Zubeyr, in an audiotape released today to Somali media, said the Saleh Ali Nabhan Brigade carried out the deadly bombings in Kampala that targeted soccer fans at a restaurant and a rugby club as they watched the World Cup final match on July 12. In those attacks, 74 civilians were killed and more than 60 were wounded.

Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was al Qaeda’s top leader in East Africa, and he also held a top position in Shabaab. In the summer of 2008, Nabhan was instrumental in reaching out to al Qaeda’s top leadership to broker a merger between Shabaab and the global terror group. He was killed in a US special operations raid in Somalia on Sept. 14, 2009.”


27 posted on 07/16/2010 2:54:28 AM PDT by Cindy
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