The fear was that Somali security forces were so badly penetrated by terrorists those extremist groups as foreigners could be seen on the streets of Mogadishu.
The Al-Shabaab fighters, labeled a terrorist group by the State Department, are part of the international terrorists killed the innocent Somalis.Still, American officials say the depth of support within elements of the the TFG. for a war on the Alshabaab and Al Qaeda remained uncertain.The close personal relationships that had developed between Somali president and Alshabaab withered away.Mr. Sharif’s plan "landed with a resounding thud," one official recalled. "He couldn't get anyone interested." As the threat from Al-Shabab Terrorist grew and the United States began to press Somalia harder to break its ties to the Alshabaab, the Somalis feigned cooperation but did little, current officials say.
Somali Talaban President: Al Qaeda not Present in Somalia???How did he know that.. his government controls only a few square blocks..Another Jihadist