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Reports of heavy fighting in Shalambod last night

Heavy battles were reported last night from the city of  Shalambod in Lower Shabelle Region.   Residents in Shalambod reported that units from Al-Shabaab carried out an attack last night on AMISOM forces who are based on the outskirts of the city of Shalambod.   According to locals who spoke to our correspondent various weapons were used in last night’s attack in the city of Shalambod which is loc ...

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Twin explosions rock the city of Marka

Two large explosions rock the main police headquarter in the city of Marka in Lower Shabelle province.   Residents in the city of Marka said they heard the two large explosions near the main city center in which the police station is located.   Eye witnesses at the scene said they saw smoke coming out from inside the police station where soldiers use to drink tea every afternoon.   “We heard ...

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Libya militants seek to avenge al Qaeda leader capture

(Reuters) - Libyan militants have called for the kidnapping of American citizens in Tripoli and for attacks on gas pipelines, ships and planes to avenge the capture of a senior al Qaeda figure by U.S. special forces in Libya last week.   Nazih al-Ragye, better known by the cover name Abu Anas al-Liby, is a suspect in the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 civilian ...

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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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