Today from Hiiraan Online:
Ads By Google
Threat level was high before UN attack in Somalia
Thursday, June 20, 2013
Ads By Google
A U.N. official says that in the weeks preceding Wednesday's attack against a U.N. compound in Somalia's capital the threat level had been elevated.
The official said Thursday that staff in Mogadishu had been advised of threats to the airport area. Militants on Wednesday detonated a truck bomb across the street from the airport at the main U.N. compound. Gunmen then poured inside.
In all 20 people died, including eight U.N. staff, five civilians and seven al-Shabab attackers.
A second U.N. official said the Mogadishu operations have been under a consistent threat for years but that he wasn't aware of a specific elevated threat ahead of Wednesday's attack.
Both U.N. officials insisted on anonymity because they are not authorized to speak publicly.
Russia condemns attack by Al-Shabaab in Somalia
- JT Weekly
Somalia’s ‘Cultural Shift’ Means Less-Severe Form of FGM
Al-Shabaab: The key to support of Islamist rebels was their navigation of Somalia's competing complex of clans
- The Independent
U.S. condemns "despicable" attack on UN office in Somalia
EU Condemns Attack On UN Compound In Somali Capital
Somali Islamists threaten more carnage after attack on U.N. base
Somalia defies Islamist threats after UN attack
Somalia bets big on port and airport to resurrect war-wrecked economy
- Business Daily
President Hassan: Al Shabaab are a disgrace to Somalia and will not derail our emerging peace
All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2020, www.hiiraan.com