Monday, June 6, 2011

Somalia govt, AMISOM take over al-shabaab supply routes

The Damanyo military camp, popularly known as Shirkole Ofishiale, is now under the control of Somali Government Forces and African Union (AU) peacekeepers, the AMISOM force said yesterday.
Damanyo was the only remaining al-Shabaab outpost west of the Somali capital Mogadishu and has been a major supply route for the extremists.
This came as President Museveni on Thursday announced that he saw no reason in keeping Ugandan troops as peacekeepers in chaotic Somalia unless the Traditional Federal Institution (TFI) is given an extension not exceeding one year.
This, he said, would allow the TFI to complete unfinished transitional tasks. He was officiating the opening session of the Somalia International Contact Group (ICG) meeting in Munyonyo, Kampala. The proposal had earlier been made by the Somali Cabinet ministers in order to clear the pending transitional tasks.
AMISOM’s Chief of Staff Innocent Oula yesterday said the captured route will soon be reopened to civilian traffic once a mopping up operations has been concluded.
“This gives the Somali government full control over Terebunka Road, a major city artery which leads north from the bustling K4 junction to Industrial Road, as well as western access routes to the famous Bakara Market, the city’s commercial hub,” Col. Oula said.
The Burundian AMISOM contingent has been at the forefront in pushing insurgents out of their positions along the Terebunka Road.Just last month, the Ugandan contingent and TFG took control of Wadnaha Road, another major al-Shabaab supply route which runs westwards along the southern edge of Bakara Market.
Since February, AMISOM and Somali government forces have been closing in on Bakara Market from three directions. The AU has also declared a no-fire zone over Bakara to facilitate its artillery and mortar units. An escape route to the north-east of Bakara has been open to allow innocent civilians to flee.
Even as Mr Museveni’s position was endorsed by many influential groups in Mogadishu on Friday, others said they preferred to have an election held for the posts of the president, the speaker of the house and the two deputies and an extension of three years granted to the parliament. Somali MPs in Nairobi, Kenya rejected Museveni’s position and accused him of being bias. In a meeting organised by civil society organisations, traditional clan elders, women activists and religious leaders from Majma’ al-Ulima’(the confederation of the religious persons), participants expressed their resolve to support Mr Museveni.
Sheikh Ahmed Abdi Dhisso, the chairman of Majma’ al-Ulima’, said President Museveni’s speech was pleasing for many security conscious Somalis.
The capture of Shirkole Ofishiale is already tilting the balance in the campaign to capture Bakara Market. Civilian access to Bakara Market will significantly ease once the extremists within the market have been flashed out.
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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,

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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
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MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

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

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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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