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Banana Republic Libya And The Abduction of Abu Anas al-Libi

American Special Operations forces carried out two raids inside the sovereign territories of Moslem countries on Saturday night. The first targeted Abu Anas Libi in Tripoli, the second, the local al-Shabaab headquarters in southern Somalia. The first raid very much resembled the Israeli assassination of the martyr Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of Hamas. According to al-Libi’s son, Abdullah, three cars we ...

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The Nairobi massacre and the genealogy of the tragedy

All people of goodwill and of all faiths must condemn al-Shabab for its gruesome deed at Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. No one serious enough about their creator can butcher innocent people as was done in Westgate earlier this week. These culprits are indeed faithless and must be brought to justice.   As traumatic as the Westgate tragedy is, it must teach thoughtful Kenyans and others that t ...

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The hero’s life awaits al-Shabaab’s Westgate suspects

Reports that some of the al-Shabaab terrorists, who attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, escaped are likely to be true, writes Jamal Osman. Now they can expect a life of hero worship.   We don't know how many of them may have escaped, but at least half of them are thought to have made it to Somalia and are now safe in the al-Shabaab-controlled territory. While Kenyan authorities are busy b ...

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JAMAL OSMAN Reports that some of the al-Shabaab terrorists, who attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, escaped are likely to be true, writes Jamal Osman. Now they can expect a life of hero worship. We don't know how many of them may have escaped, but at least half of them are thought to have made it to Somalia and are now safe in the al-Shabaab-controlled territory. While Kenyan authorities are b ...

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Somali Prime Minister dismisses resignation claims.

Mogadishu (Harar24) Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon has today rebuffed reports claiming his resignation following growing pressure from the parliament. Recently more and more members of the parliament have been turning against the Prime Minister for not doing enough to fight corruption he promised will eliminate. Since coming to the office security situation in Mogadishu have deteriorated and corru ...

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Raids Show the Limits of U.S. Military Strikes

Four vans with tinted windows converged in a comfortable Tripoli neighborhood as a leader of Al Qaeda returned home on Saturday from early morning prayers. As his wife watched with alarm from a window, the men — armed with silencer-equipped weapons, some masked and some not — smashed his car window. Within moments, they were gone, taking with them one of America’s most wanted terror suspects. Around the sam ...

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Libya demands explanation for ‘kidnapping’ of citizen by US forces

Demand comes hours after separate failed US military raid on terrorist target in Somalia. Libya has demanded an explanation for the "kidnapping" of one of its citizens by American special forces, hours after a separate US military raid on a terrorist target in Somalia ended in apparent failure and retreat. In Tripoli the US army's Delta force seized alleged al-Qaida leader Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known ...

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Violence hits Egypt’s Sinai peninsula

Armed men have killed five Egyptian soldiers in an attack on a military checkpoint near the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya, security officials said. Monday's attack took place north of the city, where fighters have repeatedly targeted security forces in recent weeks, the officials said. In a separate incident, officials said a massive explosion, possibly from a car bomb, hit the security headquarters in a sou ...

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It’s time to cut our losses and get out of Somalia

By Billow Kerrow We gave our security forces the entire arsenal they wanted to fight terrorism and other threats to our peace but in security has only got worse across the country. The Westgate terrorist attack was devastating to our collective psyche. No one expected such a horrifying spectacle in the heart of the city: at least, not a brazen raid on a top-end business hub in broad daylight, right under th ...

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Assassinations of Muslim clerics in Kenya ‘boosting al Shabaab’

(Reuters) - The killings of popular Muslim clerics in Kenya's port city of Mombasa is strengthening support for Somali militants who massacred at least 67 people in a Nairobi shopping mall two weeks ago, a prominent Islamist said on Saturday. The apparent assassination of Sheikh Ibrahim Omar on Thursday night raised religious tensions in Kenya's commercial and tourism hub. Young Muslims, streaming out of a ...

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