US military operation targets terror group in Somalia

PkRevolution

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
This is all waste of time and money.

Americans think solution is only bullet.

More than a decade they were behind Al qaida to make world a safer place. What happened??

Today we have Al Qaida, Daish (ISIS), Taliban, TTP, Haqanni, Indian Mujahidin, Ball Takhre- all are today more stronger and better trained.
 

k-a-q

MPA (400+ posts)
For terrorists like Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Taliban, TTP, Al-Shabab, Boko Haram et. al. , bullet is the only solution to stop them as these terrorists are hell bend on destroying lives and property in the name of religion.

More drone strikes, like the one mentioned, are needed to eliminate them.

Meanwhile, the Somali national army and African union mission in Somalia (Amisom) troops have captured the town of Kurtunwaarey in southern Somalia; the take over was rather peaceful with residents seemingly welcoming the soldiers. The town was a key Al Shabaab hideout.

This is all waste of time and money.

Americans think solution is only bullet.

More than a decade they were behind Al qaida to make world a safer place. What happened??

Today we have Al Qaida, Daish (ISIS), Taliban, TTP, Haqanni, Indian Mujahidin, Ball Takhre- all are today more stronger and better trained.
 

k-a-q

MPA (400+ posts)
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African, Somali troops retake town on way to rebel stronghold:
 

k-a-q

MPA (400+ posts)
Strikes Killed Militant Chief In Somalia, U.S. Reports

Confirmed: Strikes Killed Militant Chief In Somalia, U.S. Reports

After four days of monitoring cellphone traffic, questioning Somali officials on the ground and pouring through reports from both American and British intelligence agencies, the Pentagon on Friday announced that American airstrikes against the Shabab, the Qaeda-linked militant network in Somalia, had succeeded in killing the groups leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane, one of the most wanted men in Africa.

We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of Al Shabab, has been killed, the Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said in a statement. He called the death of Mr. Godane a major symbolic and operational loss to the Shabab.

Speaking at a news conference after the NATO summit meeting here, President Obama drew a direct link between the killing of Mr. Godane, who turned an obscure local militant group into one of the most fearsome Qaeda franchises in the world, and Mr. Obamas plans for the leaders of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The president vowed to hunt down ISIS leaders the same way the United States had found Mr. Godane.

Military officials had waited several days to confirm that Mr. Godane was killed in one of the two strikes on an encampment and on a vehicle south of Mogadishu, the Somali capital. The strikes were carried out by Special Operations forces using both manned and unmanned aircraft, and they were undertaken, Pentagon officials said, based on intelligence that Mr. Godane was at the encampment.


The warplanes dropped Hellfire missiles and precision bombs on the encampment, and Pentagon officials said they believed everyone there was killed. But initially they were not sure that Mr. Godane had been present, and were wary of declaring victory only to have him emerge later, alive. Pentagon and intelligence officials have since been monitoring cellphone conversations and other intelligence to verify his death.

read more at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/06/world/africa/somalia-shabab.html?ref=world&_r=0


 
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