Friday, June 24, 2011

Somalia: Foreign Helicopter Attack Kills 15 Rebels . Yemeni airstrike kills six suspected al-Qaeda militants


update on Huge explosions, aircraft heard in southern Somalia.Aircraft attack rebel base in south Somalia-rebels.Somalia: 'Foreign air raid' targets Kismayo's al-Shabab



At least 15 insurgents were killed in a foreign helicopter attack on a Shabab rebel military base near Kismayo, Somalia, witnesses and officials said Friday. The attack, which occurred on Thursday, killed at least 15 Shabab commanders, including eight foreigners, a local human rights organization said. It was not clear who carried out the attack. American Special Operations forces have attacked Somali militants by helicopter at least once before. nytimes


Yemeni airstrike kills six suspected al-Qaeda militants

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- Yemeni forces killed six suspected al-Qaeda militants Friday, possibly including the network's top military commander in Yemen, in an airstrike near the Saudi Arabian border, Yemeni officials said. The assault -- the fifth airstrike in Yemen targeting suspected Islamist extremists in less than a month -- was the latest in what appears to be an escalating campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the affiliate that asserted responsibility for the failed attempt to bomb a Detroit-bound U.S. airliner on Christmas Day.
Among those killed may have been Qasim al-Raymi, the branch's senior military leader, who allegedly plotted to kill the American ambassador and was linked to a 2007 suicide bombing that killed eight Spanish tourists. The airstrike, at 2.30 p.m. Friday, targeted two vehicles near a village on the border between the northern Yemeni provinces of Saada and al-Jawf, security officials said. The attack resembled a November 2002 assault in eastern Yemen, in which a U.S. Predator drone launched a missile at a car, killing six suspected militants. They included Abu Ali al-Harithi, the then-leader of al-Qaeda's Yemen branch, who the United States said was involved in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in the southern port of Aden, which killed 17 American sailors. It is unclear what role, if any, the United States may have played in Friday's attack. U.S. and Yemeni officials say their growing cooperation on counterterrorism is limited to intelligence, training and equipment. The United States has announced that it will double its counterterrorism assistance to Yemen this year. Among the other suspected militants thought to have been killed Friday are Ammar Ubadah al-Waeli, Ayeth Jaber al-Shabwani and Saleh al-Tayes. Yemeni officials described the three as some of the branch's "most dangerous" operatives. Two other suspected militants escaped, officials said.This is not the first time Yemen has said that it had killed Raymi. Even as Yemeni defense sources announced his death Friday, the Yemeni Embassy in Washington issued a cautious statement saying only that "six unidentified" al-Qaeda operatives had been killed and that Raymi and the three other operatives "may have been also eliminated." Raymi's death would be a sharp setback for the al-Qaeda affiliate as it seeks to heighten its global profile and influence. He played an important role in recruiting the current generation of militants making up the Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. But most analysts say they doubt his death would seriously weaken the branch, which has grown more organized and tactically sophisticated since last year, when it was formed with the merger of the Yemeni and Saudi offshoots of al-Qaeda. Other top al-Qaeda leaders have been killed in recent years, but the branch's infrastructure has only grown stronger. "His death, if true, would be a very significant blow for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, although not necessarily a debilitating one," said Gregory Johnsen, a Yemen scholar and terrorism analyst at Princeton University. Raymi was sentenced to five years in prison in 2005 after being convicted of planning to assassinate the U.S. ambassador and bomb the diplomatic quarter in the capital, Sanaa. Neither plot was carried out. In 2006, he escaped from a Yemeni prison, along with 22 other al-Qaeda militants. Yemeni officials say Waeli was also involved in the bombing of the Spanish tourists and is suspected of playing a role in the June abduction of a German family and a British man. Washington Post
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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
Somalia

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