Πέμπτη, 22 Ιουλίου 2010

Somalia: 3 presidential guards join rebels- Armed groups al-Shabab 'threaten all Somalia'



Three presidential guards at the Somalia presidential palace joined radical Islamist group Al-Shabab

Posted on Thursday 22 July 2010 - 10:52

Abdilatif Maalim, AfricaNews reporter in Nairobi
Three presidential guards at the Somalia presidential palace joined radical Islamist group Al-Shabab, a senior official in government confirmed. Head of the guards Abdullahi Ali said they were permitted to visit their families but later decided to join the Islamist militia.  Al-Shabab has over the last three days engaged government forces in fierce battle as they advance to strategic points at the presidential palace. They paraded the three converted guards who claim they joined the insurgents to fight African Mission troops in Somalia. There is growing fear across the horn of Africa as the news broke to the public. Security analysts warned that danger looms if trusted guards harbor the intention of joining the rebels.
also ..> http://garizo.blogspot.com/2009/05/deadly-battles-in-somali-capital.html
http://garizo.blogspot.com/2008/12/future-of-somalias-transitional.html





al-Shabab Armed groups 'threaten all Somalia' (or rather the NATO backed puppet Sharif)
Somalia's new foreign minister has warned that the al-Shabab group is controlling the fighting in the capital, Mogadishu, and poses a threat to the entire country. Mohamed Abullahi Omaar told reporters on Friday that Somalia lacks proper resources to tackle the group, noting that it would not be so hard to defeat if the government had access to the necessary technology and supplies. "We have the men. We have the intelligence. We have the knowledge. We know the terrain. We know the politics. We know the clans. We know the leaders," Omaar said. "What we need are the resources." Al-Shabab, in alliance with the Hizbul Islam group, has vowed to topple the government of Sharif Ahmed, "the president" !!, and has stepped up attacks in recent weeks.Surge of violence about 200 people have been killed in a surge in violence this month and tens of thousands of people have fled the fighting in the capital. "This is now a threat not only to the government, but to the Somali nation and sovereignty," Omaar said. "So for us it is a war, and it is a war that needs to be won."The Somali government has said that foreigners have joined al-Shabab in an attempt to "turn the country into an Iraq or an Afghanistan".Patrik Peter, a Swedish security service spokesman, said on Friday that at least 20 young men with passports issued in the Scandinavian country had travelled to join groups in Somalia. Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, on Thursday condemned the violent campaign to overthrow Somalia's (NATO backed)"legitimate government. The secretary-general believes there is a unique window of opportunity for peace in Somalia, but the situation is fragile and international assistance is needed now," Marie Okabe, the UN deputy spokeswoman, said.The situation in Somalia is further complicated because pirates in and around the Gulf of Aden are preventing much needed goods and supplies from getting through, including rice and pharmaceuticals.

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