Monday, May 16, 2011

Breaking news: AU+ TFG gaining more ground from Al shabab.AU force says gaining ground from Somali rebels.Djibouti sends troops to turbulent Somalia NEWS:Al shabab threatens Djibouti for sending soldiers!

AU force says gaining ground from Somali rebels
NAIROBI (Reuters) - African Union peacekeepers have seized territory from Somali insurgents in the capital Mogadishu in a new offensive that is slowly closing in on the rebels' main stronghold, a force spokesman said on Monday,Major Paddy Ankunda said the deployment of up to 3,000 more peacekeepers, which would take the AMISOM force to 12,000 soldiers within the next two months, would help squeeze the rebels out of the heavily populated Bakara market."The idea is that when we get new troops, we should be able to expand our fronts and then realise a new effort to push the insurgents out of the ... Bakara market which is their main source of finances," said the Ugandan officer, speaking to reporters from Mogadishu by video link.Detailing sites now under government control, Ankunda showed the front line shifting to within 200 metres of the southern fringe of Bakara market and within several hundred metres of the market's northern and western boundaries."The territory which we continue to recover is giving us hope that yes we are making progress and we should be able to flush them out," Ankunda said.Somalia has been bogged down in violence and awash with weapons since the overthrow of siad bare in 1991, with warlords and now Islamist militants stepping into the power vacuum, and allowing piracy to flourish off the country's shores.Somali government forces backed by the peacekeepers launched the new military push on May 12 and have seized several strategic positions from al Qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab insurgents.Three peacekeepers -- two from Uganda and one from Burundi -- have been killed since Thursday, while AMISOM claimed the scalps of al Shabaab's top commander in Bakara market and his chief intelligence officer, Ankunda said.It is the second offensive this year to regain control of insurgent-held neighbourhoods and weaken the rebels fighting to overthrow the Western-backed government, before ultimately flushing them out of the capital.AMISOM says its forces now control more than 60 percent of the capital. Horn of Africa experts say they are all that prevent the insurgents from toppling an administration plagued by internal rifts and corruption.A power struggle among the country's political leaders is opening the way for the Islamist militants to regroup and risks undermining the military gains being won.It is widely acknowledged that al Shabaab cannot be defeated militarily without political reform aimed at ending two decades of ineffective government."The military serves the political objective. So if the politicians are fighting amongst each other then the objective that we serve is not very clear," Ankunda said, appealing to political leaders to settle their differences in order not to jeopardise the military gains

.Djibouti sends troops to turbulent Somalia
NEWS:Al shabab threatens Djibouti for sending soldiers!
Somalia’s rebel al-Shabaab militia warned neighboring Djibouti against sending troops to the war-torn country on a day it claimed at least 20 pro-government soldiers were killed in an attack in the capital, Mogadishu.
“We have already dragged the bodies of invaders like Ugandans and Burundians in the streets of Mogadishu and in case the Djiboutian troops arrive in our land, they will be dealt with in the same manner we have treated the invaders,” Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage, al-Shabaab’s spokesman, told reporters today in Mogadishu.
Djibouti plans to send troops to Somalia later this month or early in June, Voice of America reported on May 14, citing Foreign Minister Mahamoud Ali Youssouf. It didn’t say how many soldiers would be deployed.
Al-Shabaab, which the U.S. accuses of having links to al-Qaeda, has been battling Somalia’s government since 2007 as it seeks to establish an Islamic state. Uganda and Burundi have more than 6,200 soldiers in the country to support the Western-backed administration, which is trying to establish the first functioning government since the ouster of Mohamed Siad Barre, the former dictator, in 1991.
Earlier today, al-Shabaab carried out a mortar attack in Hodan in the south of Mogadishu, killing at least 20 members of the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Waljamaah militia, an al-Shabaab official said. The official spoke on Radio al-Furqaan, a Mogadishu-based broadcaster, which didn’t identify him.
“At least half a dozen mortars landed at Hodan district and I saw two battle wagons carrying casualties from the soldiers’side,” Mumin Omar Abukar, a resident of Hodan, said by phone from the area today.

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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,

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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

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