Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ethiopian troops reach Galgadud for AMISOM offensive against al-Shabaab

Hundreds of Ethiopian soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) reached Guriel district in Galgadud region this week in preparation for operations to remove al-Shabaab from El Dher, Galhareri and El Bur districts.
The Ethiopian troops arrived Tuesday (February 11th), Deputy Chairman of Ahlu Sunna wal Jamaa's (ASWJ) Executive Committee Ahmed Abdullahi Mohamud told Sabahi, and they are co-operating with allied forces in the region.
"The plan to oust al-Shabaab from the areas they currently occupy in Galgudud region started with momentum," he said. "The plan is being carried out by two collaborating fronts, the Ethiopian troops from AMISOM and the ASWJ militia. We hope to liberate people living in the territory held by al-Shabaab in the province as soon as possible."
Mohamud said local residents welcomed the Ethiopian troops in Galgudud taking part in the operation with ASWJ.
"This is huge. [The people] cannot wait. Traditional elders, religious scholars, youth and businesspeople -- they call us all the time. They are oppressed in this world and they need to be freed from this oppression," he said. "The public strongly supports the operation that is currently being planned."
Speaking to reporters on February 6th, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn explained why Ethiopia joined AMISOM and its fight against al-Shabaab.
"We have joined AMISOM forces because this international terrorism has to come to an end," he said. "We have to co-operate with all other AMISOM forces so that we can weaken al-Shabaab and support the legitimate government there in Somalia."
He said he was hopeful that through co-operation with troops from Uganda, Kenya, Burundi and Sierra Leone they would be able to eliminate the militant group throughout Somalia.

Citizens in al-Shabaab-controlled areas 'barely alive'

Omar Ahmed, a 28-year-old shopkeeper in El Bur, said he welcomed the operation.
"We have been waiting for the plan to free us from al-Shabaab for a long time," he told Sabahi. "We are ready to participate in any way to stop or eliminate al-Shabaab. They have mistreated the people. They have not spared us any harm. We are just barely alive."
Ahmed condemned al-Shabaab's behaviour, saying it cannot be described as something based on Islam.
"Al-Shabaab have made themselves known to everyone in the world through their actions of killing the public. They have no other history," he said. "Our religion does not permit killing a human being without cause, regardless of what religion the person practices."
Khadijo Farah, a 38-year-old mother of six from Galhareri, said she fled to Mogadishu with her children in 2012 when she could no longer tolerate the problems al-Shabaab was inflicting on the public.
"When I saw them forcefully recruiting many children, I fled to Mogadishu with all my children," she told Sabahi. "I am now hearing joyful news about the ongoing plan to remove al-Shabaab from Galhareri district. I have missed my home. However, I would like to hear about the specific day our region will be freed for us."
Farah said her neighbours in Galhareri tell her about the human rights violations al-Shabaab inflicts on them.
"[They] tell me al-Shabaab has forcefully recruited some of their children. They have also married many of their daughters by force," she said. "They are a terrorist group that has disrupted all Somalis. I am asking AMISOM troops to create a plan to fight the terrorists."
Ali Jama, a 51-year-old elder in El Bur, said the Ethiopian and ASWJ troops should exercise extreme caution in their operation against al-Shabaab.
"First, I do not think there is anything worse than the problems this community has experienced through al-Shabaab in the years El Bur was under their control," he told Sabahi. "However, I think abundant caution should be exercised when the areas under al-Shabaab's rule are being attacked so that civilian casualties can be minimised. Heavy weapons do not need to be used against al-Shabaab at the present time because the group is weak."
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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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