Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Somalia Security Brief Jan. 18,2011

Somali government soldiers drag the body of an Al Shabaab fighter killed during fights south of Mogadishu
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The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) executed three soldiers convicted of murder by a military court. The executions were carried out Mogadishu.

The bodies of two men were found at Warshadaha Street in Mogadishu. Both men were between the ages of 45 and 50, and had died from gunshot wounds to the head.

Five suspected members of al Shabaab were arrested in Burao, Somaliland region of somalia. Locals reported that foreign soldiers carried out the arrests, adding that they appeared to be British or from another Western country. Somaliland’s administration has yet to comment on the incident.

Al Shabaab issued a communiqué on January 14, 2011 on jihadist forums claiming responsibility for two attacks carried out in Mogadishu on January 13. One attack involved an explosive device in south Mogadishu that killed two soldiers. Al Shabaab claimed that following the blast, soldiers cordoned off the area and fired indiscriminately at civilians. The second attack involved a hand grenade tossed into a Somali military center, causing an unknown number of casualties.

An al Shabaab communiqué issued January 16, 2011 announced the punishment of a thief and the graduation of 130 preachers from the Sheikh Abdullah Azzam Institute for Preachers in Mogadishu. The thief, Abdulrahman Muhammad Abdullah, was apprehended in the Lower Jubba region and had his hand amputated as punishment. He was convicted of stealing an AK-47 rifle, $1000 and 2 million Somali shillings. The sentence was carried out in Kismayo.

Al Shabaab spokesman, Sheikh Ali Mohamed Rage, confirmed that over 85 al Shabaab militants have been killed over the past 24 hours in fighting in Mogadishu’s northern district. Rage added that an additional 280 militants have been sent to Mogadishu to launch new attacks on AMISOM and TFG positions.

Mortars exchanged between al Shabaab and AMISOM forces killed at least four people in Mogadishu. The shelling began when al Shabaab bombarded the Somali parliament building, and AMISOM forces responded with mortars in the Hawl Wadag and Wardhigley districts. Sources report that several AMISOM shells fell into the Siiney and Bakara markets, killing over thirty civilians. Fighting also occurred in Hodan district. Locals reported that the fighting began when al Shabaab fighters launched hit and run attacks on military positions in the city.

Fighters loyal to al Shabaab arrested Mohamed Osman Arus, the former spokesman of Hizb al Islam, in Mogadishu after he refused to accept a post as head of security for the Lower Shabelle region in the al Shabaab administration.

Al Shabaab officials met with businessmen in the Bay and Bakool regions to discuss initiatives to aid Somali civilians affected by drought. The meeting took place in the town of Baidoa, and was highlighted by Sheikh Mahad Omar Abdikareem, al Shabaab’s chairman in the region, calling for businessmen to pay a monthly tax in support of the mujahideen’s efforts to drive out AMISOM forces.

Al Shabaab militants in the Elbur district in Galgudud kidnapped Shire Diriye Osman, a prominent Somali man. The reasons behind the abduction are still unclear.

Al Shabaab announced that businessmen in Beled Hawo in Gedo region must use Somali shillings instead of Kenyan shillings, which have been the accepted currency in the area for over nineteen years.

Al Shabaab gunmen detained fifteen Somali women who they claimed were in violation of the appropriate dress code. The women, who were detained in the villages of Lafole and Elasha Biya, were accused of wearing light clothes through which their bodies could easily be seen.

The TFG’s minister for information, posts, and telecommunications, Abdulkareem Jama, announced that the government will regulate and tax the telecommunications industry.

Puntland, a semi-autonomous region, broke relations with the TFG, according to an official Puntland government statement. The TFG “does not represent Puntland in international forums” and Puntland calls on “the UN Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS) to reconsider its position and support for the TFG at the expense of other Somali stakeholders.”  Allvoices,

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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

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