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  • US Deploys Small Military Team to Somalia

    01/15/2014 5:00:58 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 15 replies
    VOA News ^ | January 14, 2014 | VOA News
    The United States has deployed a small team of military advisers to Somalia for the first time in more than 20 years. Somali Defense Minister Abdihakim Haji Fiqi told VOA the American team has been in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, since October. ... Fiqi said the American team is made up of five soldiers, but Mogadishu would welcome an increase in the numbers. There are no current plans to increase the size of the team.
  • US forces reportedly carry out missions in Somalia and Libya

    10/05/2013 5:52:57 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies
    LAT ^ | October 5, 2013 | David S. Cloud
    WASHINGTON -- Navy SEALs carried out a predawn raid Saturday against a suspected Shabab leader in Somalia who is believed to have planned the group's deadly attack last month on a shopping mall in Kenya, two U.S. officials said. Also Saturday, a Libyan Al Qaeda leader wanted in connection with the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa was reportedly captured in Tripoli, Libya. A U.S. official said the Somalia raid involved commandos storming a beachfront house in a town not far from Mogadishu. It remained unclear whether the target of the raid was killed or even was...
  • Bucks man reflects 20 years after Black Hawk Down

    10/03/2013 6:45:59 PM PDT · by Joe 6-pack · 10 replies
    phillyBurbs.com ^ | Thursday, October 3, 2013 | DANNY ADLER
    Phil Lepre of Lower Southampton came to terms with death 20 years ago Thursday. Oct. 3, 1993. Mogadishu, Somalia. Lepre, a 24-year-old demolition specialist in the U.S. Army, was moments away from bloodshed and death. Bullets ricocheted off his tank and explosions rocked in the background as he and others moved into downtown Mogadishu to rescue Rangers pinned in the city after a routine mission turned messy when Somalis shot down two Black Hawk helicopters. Lepre took off his helmet and pulled out a photo he kept there of his 1½-year-old daughter Brittany. He said a prayer and kissed the...
  • Somali Militants Live-Tweet Their Deadly Attack on U.N. Compound

    06/19/2013 10:47:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Colum Lynch
    The Somali militant movement al-Shabab today launched a deadly strike against a U.N. humanitarian compound in Mogadishu that killed one international staffer, three contractors, four Somali security guards, and an unknown number of Somali civilians. Then the group gloated about it in a creepy series of Twitter posts. The tweets seemed calculated to taunt the new U.N. representative, Nicholas Kay, who opened a political office in Mogadishu this month. "So Nicholas Kay, are you still planning to settle down in Mogadishu by the end of the month?" read one tweet. U.N. officials dismissed al-Shabab's taunts, saying that they would not...
  • Somali militants attack UN base in Mogadishu, killing 15

    06/19/2013 9:10:51 AM PDT · by MrDaddyLongLegs · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 6/19/2013 | Abdalle Ahmed
    Somali militants attack UN base in Mogadishu, killing 15 Al-Shabaab says its fighters were responsible for suicide attack on compound that killed 15 people including UN personnel
  • Somali insurgents offer 10 camels to locate Obama, 10 roosters for Clinton

    06/09/2012 10:01:44 AM PDT · by dead · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 9, 2012
    MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia's al Qaeda-allied al Shabaab rebels Saturday mocked a US offer of up to $33 million for information enabling the arrest of its top leaders, saying they would give 10 camels to anyone who helped locate President Barack Obama. The highest price put up by the US State Department on Thursday was for al Shabaab chief Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed -- more commonly known as Godane or Abu Zubayr -- with a $7 million bounty for information on where he is hiding. "I can assure you that these kind of things will never dissuade us from continuing the...
  • San Diego jury convicts 4 Somali immigrants of providing to support to terrorist group

    02/22/2013 9:33:19 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | 2_22 | AP
    Those convicted Friday include 40-year-old Mohamed Mohamed Mohamud, who prosecutors said used his connections as a popular imam at a mosque in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood to raise money for the group. The other defendants were two San Diego taxi drivers, 36-year-old Basaaly Saeed Moalin and 56-year-old Issa Doreh, and 37-year-old Ahmed Nasir Taalil Mohamud of Anaheim, whose financial transfer business Shidaal Express was used to route the money, prosecutors said. Government attorneys played tapes of telephone calls, many of them between Moalin and the late Aden Hashi Ayrow, who was among the top leaders of al-Shabaab until he...
  • Illicit gun trade barrels ahead in Mogadishu

    02/18/2013 7:38:28 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 2 replies
    aljajeera ^ | feb 12, 2013 | aljazeera
    Weapons still being bought and sold illegally in the Somali capital, despite government efforts to close down the trade. The Somali government shut down the weapons trade at Bakara Market, but the business persists elsewhere [Reuters] Mogadishu, Somalia - The car barely came to a stop when a hand softly knocked at the tinted passenger seat window. The window rolled down, revealing a tall, skinny figure wearing a half-buttoned, baggy polyester shirt, a red sarong, and pink sandals - and holding a rusty AK-47 in his left hand. "Seven-hundred fifty dollars," he said in a firm voice, barely making eye...
  • Col David Hunt transcript: Real-Time Proof of Benghazi Negligence and Cover-up

    10/18/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT · by thouworm · 137 replies
    Howie Carr interview with Col David Hunt ^ | October 12, 2012 | Col David Hunt
    Fox military analyst Col. David Hunt checked in with us again after the revelation that there were multiple listening posts which heard the cries for help from the US Embassy in Libya, and none of them did anything.
  • Is Benghazi Obama's Mogadishu?

    10/21/2012 7:06:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Is Benghazi Obama's Mogadishu? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday attempted to take one for Team Obama. While in Lima Peru, Secretary Clinton stated, "I take responsibility, I'm in charge of the State Department's 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn't be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They're the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision." Is Hillary Clinton the new Les Aspin? In 1994, then Secretary of Defense Les Aspin,...
  • Protests sweep 23 countries on third day of anti-US violence

    09/14/2012 10:54:50 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 14, 2012 | By NANCY A. YOUSSEF
    <p>CAIRO — An unprecedented wave of anti-American violence swept across Africa, Asia and the Middle East on Friday as protesters, angered by an amateurish video that mocks the founder of Islam, stormed and scorched U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan, ransacked a German embassy in Sudan, and set a fast-food restaurant ablaze in Lebanon.</p>
  • Teenage girl suicide bomber blows up Somalia theatre

    04/04/2012 4:32:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4/4/12 | Mike Pflanz, Nairobi and Abukar Albadri
    At least five people including top sporting officials were killed and dozens injured when a teenage female suicide bomber sent by Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab blew herself up during a VIP celebration at Mogadishu’s newly-reopened National Theatre. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Somalia’s prime minister, was at the podium giving a speech when the girl detonated her explosives, at 11am local time on Wednesday.
  • Obama the Chicken is Being Plucked

    01/30/2012 9:46:47 PM PST · by ednoonan7 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Pravda ^ | Jan 3, 2012 | Mark McGrew
    Obama the Chicken is Being Plucked by Mark McGrew January 29 through the 31st, 5% of the sheriffs in America are in Las Vegas Nevada, learning how to tell the Federal government agents to pack sand and get out of town. 20% of the 50 United States of America have been presented with lawsuits and or legal filings challenging the eligibility of Barack Obama to be on the ballot for the 2012 election... Read all 3 parts here: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/30-01-2012/120356-obama_the_chicken-0/
  • WikiLeaks: UN aid cash went to Islamist insurgents ( Somalia )

    02/04/2011 10:44:25 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 04 February 2011 | Holly Watt and Tim Ross
    The United Nations was paying one of the world’s most notorious terrorist groups after getting “too close” to it, secret documents disclose. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) had to suspend activities in southern Somalia after being manipulated by al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda. In a meeting last year with the UN ambassador Susan Rice, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the special representative for Somalia, said the WFP had been withdrawn “because it had become too reliant upon al-Shabaab and its system of pay-offs”. Al-Shabaab, an Islamic group fighting to overthrow the Somalian government, controls much of south and central Somalia and...
  • For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

    12/29/2011 9:32:55 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    ny times ^ | December 27, 2011 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    The girl’s voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and saw her best friend buried in the sand, up to her neck. Her friend had made the mistake of refusing to marry a Shabab commander. Now she was about to get her head bashed in, rock by rock. “You’re next,” the Shabab warned the girl, a frail 17-year-old who was living with her brother in a squalid refugee camp. Several months later, the men came back. Five militants burst into her hut, pinned her down and gang-raped her,...
  • Militants: Somali-American bombed AU base (Mogadishu)

    10/29/2011 4:17:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/29/11 | Abdi Guled and Katharine Houreld - AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A team of suicide bombers and gunmen disguised as soldiers assaulted an African Union base in the Somali capital on Saturday, sparking a two-hour gunfight that left at least 10 people dead, security officials said. The al-Qaida-linked Islamist militant group that claimed the attack said one of the bombers was Somali-American. The attack underscored the militants' ability to carry out complex and deadly operations even after AU troops forced them from most of Mogadishu and a famine in their strongholds weakened their forces. Earlier this month, Kenya sent troops into Somalia following a string of cross-border...
  • Apache helicopters to be sent into Libya by Britain

    05/23/2011 5:14:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Monday 23 May 2011 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    The UK is to send helicopters to Libya following similar announcements by France. Britain and France are to deploy attack helicopters against Libya in an attempt to break the military stalemate, particularly in the important coastal city of Misrata, security sources have told the Guardian. In a significant escalation of the conflict, the Apaches – based on HMS Ocean – will join French helicopters in risky operations which reflect deepening frustration among British and French defence chiefs about their continuing inability to protect civilians. Apaches, which are being used in counter insurgency operations in Afghanistan, can manoeuvre and attack small...
  • Somali troops advance on rebel position

    05/22/2011 2:26:14 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 10 replies
    RTHK English ^ | 23-05-2011
    Somali government troops backed by African Union forces have advanced towards the main market in the capital Mogadishu, a stronghold of the Islamist rebels of al-Shabab. The government says it has taken several key locations in the city after heavy fighting. It says it now controls around half of Mogadishu. Correspondents say this marks a considerable change of fortunes -- earlier this year the Somali authorities held little more than a few roads around the presidential palace.
  • Gunmen kill six in attacks on two Somali mosques

    04/17/2011 8:27:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 17, 2011 | Mohamed Ahmed and Abdi Sheikh
    Residents believe the attacks targeted mosques run by al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab rebels, blamed for a roadside bombing a few hours before that killed a prominent cleric who was also a senior Puntland government official. ... "It appears to be a declaration of religious war," Mohamed Ali Yusuf, a Puntland security official... Earlier Saturday, a prominent moderate Sufi cleric who was a senior official in Puntland's justice and religion ministry was killed in the city after a remote controlled bomb exploded near his car, hours before the first mosque attack. "I have no doubt that al Shabaab is responsible for...
  • Residents Who Knew Christmas Tree Bomber Said He Would Make Anti-American Comments

    12/02/2010 4:06:46 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 9 replies · 3+ views
    HAP ^ | 12/2/10 | hap
    Residents who knew Mohamud say there might have been warning signs leading up to a Somali teenager’s arrest in connection with a plot to bomb the annual tree-lighting ceremony. "He would always talk about the movie ‘Black Hawk Down,’ saying, 'We beat your country, F white people' when he got mad"
  • al-Qaida Executes Two Young Women Before Hundreds of Onlookers

    10/30/2010 6:14:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    reporters live ^ | October 30, 2010
    With a cry of “there is no God but Allah!” two young Somali girls ages 18 and 15 were executed before hundreds of witnesses in a spray of bullets in Mogadishu, Somalia, yesterday. The girls were sent to their deaths by Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim ... These executions come amongst a string of Al Shabab- sponsored whippings, amputations and executions such as those suffered by the two young women — – all in the name of Islam and overseen by judges whose only qualifications are that they are men who claim to know the Koran.
  • African Union Troops Repel Shabaab Suicide Assault on Mogadishu Airport

    09/10/2010 4:23:54 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | September 9, 2010 | by Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "A Shabaab suicide assault attacked Mogadishu International Airport today, killing five people. The Shabaab fighters were beaten back by African Union troops guarding the facility after the terror team penetrated the first ring of security. A suicide team of five Shabaab fighters, some dressed in uniforms worn by Somali soldiers, launched their attack at the airport entrance at around 2:00 p.m. local time, according to a press release put out by African Union forces. "The first vehicle exploded at the airport entrance, around 500 meters from the airport terminal," the African Union stated. "The second vehicle, following immediately behind...
  • Al Shabaab (Somali Islamic group) bans women to wear bras

    09/02/2010 2:56:10 AM PDT · by Cronos · 24 replies · 3+ views
    terror free somalia ^ | June 17, 2010 | TF SF
    Al Shabaab Terrorist banned women in areas under their control in Somalia to wear bra calling it as Un-Islamic, witnesses told TF.SF on Tuesday. The witnesses reported that al Shabaab young fighters were stopping women in Mogadishu especially areas under their control not to wear bra or they would face punishment from them.
  • 'Ten killed' in Mogadishu blast as militants blamed (Self Goal x 2 )

    08/21/2010 5:10:01 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 August 2010 | BBC
    At least 10 people are believed to have been killed in a powerful explosion in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The dead were reported to have been anti-government militants, thought to have been killed when their bombs exploded prematurely. The militiamen died in two separate blasts, 10 while preparing a car bomb and another as he planted a roadside bomb, it was reported. The blasts early on Saturday were heard across the city. Three Pakistanis, two Indians, an Afghan and an Algerian were among the dead, the Somali Information Ministry said in a statement. The government cited "security sources" as the...
  • Immigrant youths riot in Sweden, burning down school ('Little Mogadishu')

    06/09/2010 10:22:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 153+ views
    BBC News ^ | 6/9/10 | BBC
    Rioters in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, have burned down a school building and thrown stones at police in a second night of disturbances. The trouble began on Monday after a group of youths in a suburb with a mainly immigrant population were refused entry to a school dance. ... 'Little Mogadishu' Police said the rioters threw stones at the fire engines, preventing them from reaching the school building before it burned to the ground. The youths also attacked a police station. Rinkeby is home to a large number of first- and second-generation immigrants. Many of them are from Somalia, so...
  • Passenger removed from plane diverted to Montreal

    05/30/2010 6:06:34 PM PDT · by Cindy · 52 replies · 1,682+ views
    CBC.ca - CBC News ^ | Last Updated: Sunday, May 30, 2010 | 8:48 PM ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Aeromexico plane flying to Mexico City from Paris had to land late Sunday afternoon at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Montreal to remove a passenger whose name is on the U.S. no-fly list, Radio-Canada reported. The man was escorted out of the plane and taken into custody by the RCMP."
  • Somalia Clashes Kills 11, Five Headless Bodies Found

    04/23/2010 12:00:20 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 460+ views
    (REUTERS) via WASHINGTON POST.com ^ | April 21, 2010, 8:15 am | By Mohamed Ahmed and Abdi Guled
    "Somalia clashes kills 11, five headless bodies found" By Mohamed Ahmed and Abdi Guled Reuters Wednesday, April 21, 2010; 8:15 AM SNIPPET: "MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The beheaded bodies of five builders have been found in Somalia's capital Mogadishu and at least 11 people were killed in fighting in the central region, residents and moderate militia fighters said Wednesday. Mogadishu residents said they suspected al Shabaab militants executed the builders for helping to construct Somalia's new parliament, an institution seen by the insurgents as home to stooges of the West." SNIPPET: ""We have seen five beheaded men," one resident who gave...
  • Islamists order Mogadishu radios to stop playing music

    04/04/2010 9:55:51 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 10 replies · 566+ views
    AFP (hosted on Google) ^ | April 4, 2010
    MOGADISHU — A hardline Somali Islamist group issued a 10-day ultimatum Saturday to Mogadishu-based radio stations to stop playing all kinds of music or face unspecified penalties, an Islamist leader said. The Hezb al-Islam group, which controls patches of the war-riven Somali capital, said playing music on radio stations was evil. "We call on the local radio stations to stop broadcasting the songs and all music as well. We give them a 10-day deadline and any radio station found not complying with the orders... will face sharia action," said Moalim Hashi Mohamed Farah, a senior Hezb al-Islam official, referring to...
  • AU AND MODERATE ISLAMISTS WARN OF PLANNED TERRORIST ATTACKS

    04/03/2010 2:48:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 324+ views
    TERROR FREE SOMALIA - blog ^ | April 2, 2010 | By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar, Special Correspondent for Somalia
    SNIPPET: "08:20 GMT, April 2, 2010 defpro.com | The African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the none-militant Somali Islamists Ahlu Sunna wal Jama'a, which has ties with Somali government, have warned of simultaneous terrorist attacks by al-Shabaab militants in Mogadishu and in some neighbouring states including Kenya and Djibouti. The spokesman for the moderate Islamist group, Sheik Abdullahi Sheik Abdurahman Abu Yusuf, said in a press conference in the central Somali town of Dhusamareeb late Thursday that his intelligence services have gained reliable information that al-Shabaab are in the final preparations of planned terror attacks which will be...
  • Islamist militia 'bans' WFP work in Somalia

    02/28/2010 7:22:31 AM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 155+ views
    The hardline Islamist Shebab militia announced Sunday that it had "banned" World Food Programme operations in Somalia, one of the countries in Africa most affected by famine. The Shebab movement, which controls most of central and southern Somalia, charged that aid distributed by the UN agency had disadvantaged local farmers and accused it of political motivation. "Given the problems caused by the food WFP distributed, the movement of Shebab Al-Mujahideen banned the operations of the agency in Somalia generally starting from today," the Al-Qaeda-linked group said in a statement. The World Food Programme stopped working in southern Somalia in January,...
  • Officials: Somali Tried to Board Flight With Explosives Last Month

    12/30/2009 5:33:04 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 54 replies · 2,806+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12/30/09 | AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — Officials say a Somali national tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month with powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that together could have caused an explosion. The hallmarks bear chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner. Police spokesman Abdulahi Hassan Barise says the suspect was arrested before the Nov. 13 Daallo Airlines flight departed. It was scheduled to travel from Mogadishu to the northern Somali city of Hargeisa, then to Djibouti and Dubai.
  • Free the Navy SEALs Now

    12/10/2009 6:15:13 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 2,859+ views
    Investors Business daily ^ | December 10, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Law: American heroes are arraigned for allegedly punching a terrorist in wartime. What happens to Tiger Woods isn't vital to our country's future. What happens to Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe is. People are more likely to recognize the names of Tiger's alleged bimbo eruptions than the names of these three Navy SEALs we sent into battle. They are not household names in a nation consumed with Climate Gate, the public option and the antics of billionaire athletes. An administration consumed with apologies has said the architect of 9/11's massacre, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, must be given all the...
  • Al-Qaeda Linked "Al Shabaab" Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 19 In Mogadishu **GRAPHIC**

    12/06/2009 8:02:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 1,408+ views
    Video description - quote: Al-Qaeda Linked "Al Shabaab" Suicide Bomber Kills At Least 19 In Mogadishu **GRAPHIC** December 3, 2009 -Mogadishu - A suicide bomber disguised as a veiled woman killed at least 19 people, including three Somali government ministers, on Thursday at a medical graduation ceremony in a Mogadishu hotel, witnesses and officials said. It was the worst attack in the lawless Horn of Africa nation since June, when hardline al Shabaab insurgents killed the security minister and at least 30 other people in a suicide bombing at a hotel in the town of Baladwayne. he United Nations-backed government...
  • 19 killed in explosion in Somalia hotel

    12/05/2009 3:27:35 AM PST · by Scanian · 6 replies · 571+ views
    The NY Post ^ | December 3, 2009 | AP
    MOGADISHU, Somalia — A male suicide bomber dressed as a woman attacked a university graduation ceremony Thursday in a small part of the capital still under government control, killing up to 19 people, including three Cabinet ministers and three journalists. The attack was a severe blow to a country long battered by war and underscored the government's tenuous hold on even a small area of Mogadishu. African Union peacekeeping troops protecting the government wage near daily battles with Islamic militants who hold much of central and southern Somalia and act so brazenly in the capital that they carry out public...
  • Islamic Extremists Kill Somali Church Leader

    11/17/2009 4:30:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 16 replies · 887+ views
    ASSIST NEWS SERVICE ^ | Monday, November 16, 2009 | Jeremy Reynalds
    Monday, November 16, 2009 Islamic Extremists Kill Somali Church Leader Thirteenth Christian Assassinated This Year By Jeremy Reynalds Correspondent for ASSIST News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. (ANS) -- A human rights group has learned that members of al-Shabab (a Somali Islamic extremist group) have killed yet another leader of an underground church in the Somalia capital of Mogadishu. Washington-based International Christian Concern (ICC), reported that on Oct. 10, Pastor Ali Hussein Weheliye was returning home from a worship service when two masked members of al-Shabab ambushed and shot him. He was later taken to Darful Shifa Hospital where he died of...
  • Somali judge who jailed pirates, insurgents killed

    11/12/2009 10:53:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 786+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/12/09 | Mohamed Olad Hassan - ap
    MOGADISHU, Somalia – Gunmen have killed a top Somali judge who had sentenced many pirates and human traffickers to long jail terms, the security minister for northern Somalia said Thursday. Mohamed Said Samatar said three men were arrested Thursday over the killing of High Court Judge Mohamed Abdi Aware. In addition to jailing suspected pirates, Aware also recently jailed four members of Somalia's Islamic insurgency. Eyewitness Mohamud Dahir said masked men with pistols shot the judge in the head and chest several times as he left a mosque Wednesday evening in the port city of Bossaso. "These gangs hate him...
  • Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen vow they will deflect the fighting to Kampala and Bujumbura

    10/24/2009 11:04:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 733+ views
    SHABELLE.net ^ | Posted: 10/23/2009 2:01:00 PM | By: Hassan Osman Abdi+2521-5577743
    "Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen vow they will deflect the fighting to Kampala and Bujumbura" Shabelle: SOMALIA SNIPPET: "MOGADISHU (Sh.M. Network) – the Islamist officials of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen have Friday talked about yesterday’s shelling in Somali capital Mogadishu and said that they will deflect the fighting in Mogadishu Kampala and Bujumbura." SNIPPET: "The official of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen had threatened to the African Union troops reiterating that they will replace the fighting continuing in Mogadishu to the capital cities of Uganda and Burundi."
  • Somali Islamists clash

    10/01/2009 7:02:35 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 6 replies · 562+ views
    BBC News ^ | Thursday, 1 October 2009 | BBC News
    Somali Islamists clash over port. Two Islamist groups who were previously working together in Somalia have become embroiled in a fierce fight for control of the southern port of Kismayo. At least 12 people have been killed and hundreds have fled their homes.
  • Somalia's Aweys calls for more suicide attacks

    09/21/2009 1:04:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 769+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | September 20, 2009 1:40 PM | Bill Roggio
    Note: Photo included. Photo caption: "Hizbul Islam leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys." # A senior Islamist leader and ally of al Qaeda has called for additional suicide attacks against African Union peacekeepers operating in Mogadishu. Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys, the leader of Hizbul Islam, or the Party of God, called for more suicide attacks during a sermon in the town of Elashabiyah, just outside Mogadishu. "I also call upon the people to carry out more attacks against the African forces; they came to Somalia to assist our enemy, kill them ... in any way possible and use suicide attacks to...
  • 5th Twin Cities Somali man is killed in war-torn homeland

    09/04/2009 8:09:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 893+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/4/09 | Richard Meryhew
    A fifth Somali man from Minneapolis apparently has been killed in his war-ravaged homeland, a relative said Friday. Mohamoud Hassan, a 23-year-old former engineering student at the University of Minnesota, reportedly died in the past day or two. "It's real bad news," Hassan's uncle said Friday night. "But that is what happened." The uncle, who did not want to be identified, said he didn't know when Hassan was killed, but added that "it's very recent. Today or last night." The circumstances of Hassan's death were not immediately known. Abdirizak Bihi, a community activist who visited with Hassan's grandmother on Friday,...
  • To The Shores Of Tripoli Somalia

    12/17/2008 5:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 701+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 17, 2008
    Law Of The Sea: The U.S. seeks U.N. authorization to fight Somali pirates from the air, on land and at sea. When American cruise ships become targets, maybe it's time to renew a proud tradition: Send in the Marines.On Tuesday, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice formally presented to a special U.N. session on Somalia a draft Security Council resolution saying that member states fighting against piracy "may take all necessary measures ashore in Somalia, including its airspace, to interdict those who are using Somali territory to plan, facilitate or undertake acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea and to...
  • French agents face sharia trial in Somalia: rebels

    07/18/2009 7:11:59 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies · 464+ views
    afp ^ | 7/18/09
    Two French agents held by rebels in Somalia will be tried soon under Islam's Sharia law, an official of the radical Shebab group told AFP, as a Somali minister said they had been taken out of Mogadishu and expressed concern for their safety. "The men were caught assisting the apostate government and their spies, so that they will soon be tried and punished under the Sharia law, they will face the justice court for spying and entering Somalia to assist the enemy of Allah," a senior Shebab officer told AFP on condition of anonymity. "The decision about their fate will...
  • French advisers seized in Somalia

    07/14/2009 11:41:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 760+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | Page last updated at 13:33 GMT, Tuesday, 14 July 2009 14:33 UK | n/a
    Note: Photo included. # SNIPPET: "Two French security advisers helping the Somali government have been kidnapped in the capital Mogadishu, French officials have said. Gunmen who were wearing police uniforms entered the hotel where the two were staying and took them away, eyewitnesses said. The abductions took place in a government-held part of Mogadishu. Islamist rebels are battling troops from the UN-backed interim government for control of the city." SNIPPET: "The French foreign ministry said the two advisers were in Mogadishu on an official mission to provide help to the government. They were seized at the Sahafi Hotel, which has...
  • Somali Islamist claims he's uniting insurgents

    06/02/2009 6:49:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 338+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/02/2009 | Mohamed Olad Hassan
    A hardline Somali leader on a U.N. list of terror suspects claimed Tuesday to be making progress in uniting two Islamist insurgent factions as a single front against the Western-backed government. Militiamen loyal to Islamic Party leader Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys have been fighting side-by-side in recent weeks with al-Shabab, an extremist Islamist group considered by the U.S. State Department to be a terrorist organization with links to al-Qaida. Al-Shabab denies that. "Talks to unite al-Shabab and the Islamic Party are at an advanced stage,"
  • US threatens Eritrea over support for al-Qaeda-linked terrorists

    04/17/2009 9:53:39 PM PDT · by Flavius · 3 replies · 413+ views
    eritrea ^ | 17 Apr 2009 | Damien McElroy in Asmara
    The Red Sea dictatorship has drawn the wrath of America by backing extremist Islamic groups in Somalia as part of a proxy war with Ethiopia, its former ruler. It champions al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-linked group that American intelligence believes has trained a dozen of its own citizens to carry out attacks in the US
  • 'Terror group' joins Somali capital takeover

    01/15/2009 6:27:41 AM PST · by squidly · 11 replies · 1,653+ views
    CNN International ^ | 1/15/09 | Mohamed Amiin Adow
    Islamist militants took almost full control of Mogadishu on Thursday, less than 24 hours after Ethiopian troops withdrew from Somalia's capital, a witness reported. The Ethiopian forces pulled out their last remaining bases in the city late Wednesday after two years propping up Somalia's transitional government. Forces from different Islamist groups -- including the hard-line al-Shabab, which the United States has designated a terror organization -- immediately seized every base the Ethiopians abandoned. "The city is almost under Islamist rule," said a local journalist who did not want his name revealed. "You can hear different names of the Islamist groups...
  • NEFA Foundation: New Zawahiri Audio - "From Kabul to Mogadishu"

    02/22/2009 10:37:43 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 458+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | February 22, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new audio recording from Al-Qaida Deputy Commander Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri released on February 22 and titled, "From Kabul to Mogadishu.""
  • Bin Laden Sought U.S. Fame In TV Interview: Trial

    07/29/2008 6:59:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 2 replies · 170+ views
    reuters ^ | July 29, 2008 | Randall Mikkelsen
    GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden wanted to introduce himself to America with an ABC television interview months before al Qaeda bombed two U.S. embassies in Africa, the interviewer testified on Tuesday. Former ABC correspondent John Miller, testifying at the first Guantanamo war crimes trial, also recalled comparing bin Laden with U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt as he made small talk during filming of the May 28, 1998, interview at an Afghanistan mountain hideout. It was a rare opportunity for an American journalist, and Miller detailed a movie-thriller route to get to bin Laden, complete with...
  • The great game of hunting pirates

    11/23/2008 5:41:57 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 38 replies · 1,542+ views
    Asia Times ^ | Nov 22, 2008 | M K Bhadrakumar
    "Sir, you have done India proud." That was how the anchorman of a television channel in Delhi addressed the Indian navy chief, Admiral Sureesh Mehta, on the victorious sea battle by warship INS Tabar with would-be hijackers as dusk was falling on Tuesday evening in the Gulf of Aden. Those words would have made Sir Francis Drake, the 16th-century British navigator and slaver-politician of the Elizabethan era, truly envious. Sir Francis had bigger claims to fame in a life cut short by dysentery while attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1595. Unsurprisingly, the patriotic Indian media dutifully expressed its gratitude...
  • Somali Pirates Get Ransom, Release Thai Cargo Ship

    10/19/2008 8:46:35 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 3,511+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 19, 2008 | SALAD DUHUL
    It's been a busy, profitable week for Somali pirates: They hijacked one South Korean bulk carrier Wednesday, released another South Korean cargo ship Thursday and let a hijacked Thai ship go Saturday after getting a ransom. Somali minister Ali Abdi Aware reported the release of the Thai ship after the ransom, but said Sunday it was not clear exactly how much money was paid.