Thursday, October 9, 2008

us aircraft bombs Somalia al-shabaab Stronghold

aircraft bombed an Terrorist rebel stronghold in central Somalia on Thursday, witnesses said, but it was not immediately clear if there were any casualties.U.S. forces have launched several airstrikes inside Somalia in recent months against al Shabaab insurgents who have been fighting Somalia's Western-backed interim government (TFG)and its Ethiopian military allies since the start of last year."A plane bombarded the outskirts of our village," said Hassan Maalim in Goobgudud , 30 km (18 miles) southwest of Baidoa. "The whole earth shook but we don't know the damage or death it caused. It was flying over us since morning."The identity of the aircraft was unclear.In May, U.S. war planes killed al Shabaab leader Aden Hashi Ayro,Background about Terrorist ADAN HASHI FARAH(AYROW OR AYRO) who was said to be al Qaeda's top man in the country. That attack took place in Dusamareb, also in central somalia just like mogadishu is 90% hawiye .is hawiye Heartland.most of them are terrorist sympathizer Al -Shabaab Terrorist has links to al Qaeda and they provided a safe haven for militants including the bombers of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998.
Somalia-based al Qaeda operatives were also suspected in a suicide attack on Kenya's coast in 2002 that killed 15 people at an Israeli-owned beach hotel. Most of the Terrorist are from Hawiye tribe (al-shabaab) The leadership is mostly sub-clans of Hawiye (Habar Gidir clan) With The Exception Of OGADEN CLAN (ONLF )own hassan turki( and Abu Mansur a foot soldier from al-Qaeda. Somalia has been at war since 1991, The Horn of Africa nation has been plagued by chaos and clan-based civil war since HAWIYE Warlordism". , TERRORISM. PIRATESM ,TRIBILISM Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government