Today from Hiiraan Online:
AU soldiers destroy key Shabaab base
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
African Union peace-keeping forces in Somalia have destroyed an Al-Shabaab base in Kismayu amid reports that the jihadist group is fast disintegrating due to internal wrangles.
A statement from the Department of Defence said the peace-keeping forces killed several Al-Shabaab militants during the Monday raid at an installation they had erected near Kismayu International Airport.
This was the second attempt by the militants to monitor the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) troops at the airport. The militia’s first observation post was dismantled by the peacekeepers in October last year.
During the raid, the allied forces recovered three rocket-propelled grenades, assorted weapons and ammunition from the site, the statement said.
The attack came amid reports that the terror group was disintegrating.
A website Sabahionline.com carried a scathing letter addressed to the militant’s leader Ahmed Abdi Godane from one of the group’s top foreign fighters exposing deepening mistrust between the various factions of the group.
In the letter, the author, al-Zubayir al-Muhajir accused the terror group of detaining and torturing some of its fighters on false accusations.
“You arrest some of the Muhajireen (foreign fighters) without any charges and you do not tell their families or brothers about their whereabouts or conditions,” he stated in the 12-page letter.
UK targets Kenya as host for immigrants
- Daily Nation
Somali man gets life term for killing mother of his child and 3 others
Somali poet receives African Poetry award
- News Point
Potential pathways to Somalia's economic recovery
Somali Piracy Diminishes, but Networks Remain a Threat
Somali militants threaten to avenge Puntland killings
Security tight in Mogadishu following reports of possible attacks
Somalia: Somali Cabinet Forms Task Force to Examine Conditions of Refugees in Yemen
- Sabahi Online
The deadly job of being a journalist in Somalia
Somalia: Open Letter to Al-Shabaab Leader Reveals - 'Yes, There Are Problems'
- Sabahi Online
Norway’s Refugee Dilemma
- The Nordic Page
Attorneys for New Jersey men say Boston bombing influenced sentences
Somaliland Official Says Media Owner Attacked By Police
Mohamud, Farole fail to reach agreement on key points during Puntland visit
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consular Services, confirms the release of the hostages in Somalia
UN Chief Condemns Latest Attack On Somali Legal System
All Rights Reserved Copyright. © 1999-2023, www.hiiraan.com