Friday, September 18, 2009

Death toll from terrorist attack on Somalia AU base rises to 21,France says it evacuated 17 wounded from Mogadishu overnight

The death toll from Thursday’s attack on an African Union base by Somali insurgents has risen to 21 as investigations are launched into the daring suicide bombing.Al-Shabaab forces, retaliating over an earlier attack by US security forces that killed a top al-Qaeda suspect, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, drove into the AU peace keepers’ base in Mogadishu in two bomb-laden trucks. The trucks had UN logos. The bombs went off inside the camp. Twelve Burundian, five Ugandan and four Somali soldiers are confirmed dead while 26 others who were injured seriously, were evacuated to Nairobi for treatment. While sending AU’s message of condolence to the bereaved families, the special representative for Somalia, Mr Nicholas Bwakira, urged the international community to play a bigger role in bringing the Somali instability to an end.Superior weapons Mr Bwakira said the Thursday attack was a barbaric act, adding that it will not dampen the morale and spirit of the peace keepers.“We need more superior weapons, human capacity and technical ability to wipe out the insurgents,” Mr Bwakira said.
He said that at least 40 people were injured and that the evacuation process is still going on. Among those killed is the deputy force commander of African Mission in Somali (Amisom) Maj-Gen Juvenal Niyoyunguruza.Mr Bwakira refused to comment on the US operation, saying: “That can only be answered by the American government. However, the attack has served to embolden our resolve to fulfil our mandate.”Addressing an international press conference in Nairobi, Mr Bwakira said the number of peace keepers had been increased from 2,500 to more that 5,000.He said they remained resolute in supporting the Somali people and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and urged the international community to support the process.
Somali insurgents detonated two suicide car bombs on Thursday morning at the African Union peace keepers’ headquarters in Mogadishu, killing nine soldiers on the spot.
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France says it evacuated 17 wounded from Mogadishu overnight

PARIS, Sept 18 (KUNA) -- French Special Air Forces carried out an overnight evacuation of 17 wounded people from the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after peace-keepers there were attacked Thursday in a double car bombing, officials said here Friday.At least 14 peace-keepers were killed in the attacks against the Ugandan compound on Thursday and many more were wounded in the deadliest attack ever against the force.The French operation was designed to demonstrate France's solidarity with the African Union (AU) peace-keeping mission which has been increasingly targeted by radical Islamist militants like the "Al-Shebab" group in Somalia.Troops from Burundi and Uganda have been serving in Somalia for several years now and have lost dozens of soldiers amid accusations the AU is supporting the fragile, transitional government of Sheikh Ahmed Sharif.France is also helping Sharif by training 500 members of his security forces and sending military advisors to Somalia.The French Foreign Ministry said that the wounded were transported in the early hours and were taken to Nairobi in Kenya where they were immediately hospitalized."In the face of this attack against the African Union Interim Mission in Somalia (AIMSOM), France wants to express in a concrete way its engagement at the side of the African Union and all those who are working for peace and stability in the region," a French statement said.France also wants to take this opportunity "to reaffirm its support to the Federal Transition Government of Somalia," the statement added. (end) jk.ema
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(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

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

When our world changed forever

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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