Monday, May 23, 2011

Al-Shabaab Defections on the Rise , 13 Militants Defect to TFG in Mogadishu and Gedo

 In the ongoing battle for the control of Bakara Market in Mogadishu, four heavily armed underage fighters defected from the al-Shabaab militants to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) side despite the risk of being killed in the battle.The underage fighters, who were manning a check point a few meters from the entry point of Bakara Market, surrendered themselves to the African Union Peacekeeping Forces (AMISOM) who were controlling another check point nearby.The young men were all carrying AK-47s and other sophisticated guns as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition as they defected rather than die in the market."This is a crime against humanity as well as child abuse. Look at these innocent children being forced to fight a war that they barely understand," AMISOM Spokesman Paddy Akunda told terror free somalia."This is a clear sign to the whole world that al-Shabaab has no respect for human life. They recruit underage fighters and hand them weapons that are not meant for these minors," Akunda added while answering questions from journalists in the Halane base camp, Mogadishu.

Defections in Gedo Region
Nine other al-Shabaab fighters today defected in the Gedo region, where the TFG is launching another offensive there to flush out mostly the foreign fighters who conduct their operations there. Speaking to Somalia Report from Garbaharey district of the Gedo region Colonel Mohamed Ibrahim said, "It was a great pleasure to see nine innocent youth join the government side after seeing the ruthlessness of al-Shabaab.""These are our children and I call on all of them to lay down their weapons and help us in wiping out the al-Shabaab menace in Somalia," said the colonel.

Strategic Road Now under TFG Control
The AMISOM spokesman added that it is only a matter of time before al-Shabaab is defeated after taking control of Waddada Wadnaha, an important strategic road that links Bakara Market and Mogadishu, as well as the Red Mosque from which al-Shabaab launched sniper attacks."The al-Shabaab group has no option now but get out of the Bakara Market," a Ugandan soldier at the Hawlwadag frontlines told terror free somalia.

Al-Shabaab admits losses
Former Hizbul Islam head, now a top al-Shabaab leader Hassan, Dahir Aweys called on his forces to stay motivated in the face of the losses."Let’s not lose morale now that we have lost in the past months. We need to regroup and counter the progress of the infidels," Aweys said. "I call on all the tribes in Somalia to stand by the Mujahideen in the battle against the western government."Al-Shabaab Spokesman Ali Mohamud Ali Dhere admitted that it would be a big loss to the fighters if they lose Bakara Market. since it is their "financial hub".Al-Shabaab began attacks on the pro-government forces from the roof tops of telephone companies who own the tallest buildings in the market. Hormuud Mobile service was off air for the better part of the day.
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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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