AMISOM Denies Drugs Contaminated With
Sheikh Ali Mohammed Hussein, the insurgent group's chairman of the Banadir region, said Mogadishans should not use medicine offered by AMISOM, claiming that the drugs may have been contaminated with the HIV virus. Hussein said AMISOM's medicine came from an unnamed organization that he claimed wanted to spread the virus throughout the country.
"We are telling the people not to use or visit AMISOM bases
The Al Shabaab claims appear to be designed to placate the Al Qaeda terrorist network led by Osama bin Laden.
Al Shabaab has ordered three international aid agencies--World Vision, Adventist Development and Relief Agency, and Diakonia--to stop serving in Somalia in two months, claiming they are "actively propagating Christianity" in the Horn of Africa country. Other aid organizations also have been warned against taking over the agencies' work, or action would be taken against them.
Al Shabaab had already imposed a ban on more than 20 aid organizations, including United Nations and international aid agencies working in southern and central Somalia.