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Navy SEAL Somalia Raid Snags Al Shabab Leader

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According to a report in the New York Times, a U.S. Navy SEAL team has captured a senior leader of Al Shabab at his coastal villa in Baraawe, Somalia on Saturday. His capture comes less than a month after his group, which has been designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. Department of State, carried out a deadly attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. That assault killed more than 60 people.
The SEALs seized the terrorist leader after a early morning firefight, which lasted over an hour. According to a U.S. security official, the raid was planned about a week and a half ago, and was brought on by the mall attack.
Navy SEAL Somalia Raid Snags Al Shabab Leader
 

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Heya RDS :2wave: .....good news indeed. But still I doubt we hurt them at all.


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The U.S. forces attacked a two-story beachside house in Barawe where foreign fighters lived, battling their way inside, said an al-Shabab fighter who gave his name as Abu Mohamed and who said he had visited the scene. Al-Shabab has a formal alliance with al-Qaida, and hundreds of men from the U.S., Britain and Middle Eastern countries fight alongside Somali members of al-Shabab.

A separate U.S. official described the action in Barawe as a capture operation against a high-value target. The official said U.S. forces engaged al-Shabab militants and sought to avoid civilian casualties. The U.S. forces disengaged target after inflicting some casualties on fighters, said the official, who was not authorized to speak by name and insisted on anonymity.

The leader of the al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab, Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, also known as Ahmed Godane, claimed responsibility for the attack on the upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a four-day terrorist siege that began on Sept. 21 and killed at least 67 people. A Somali intelligence official said the al-Shabab leader was the target of Saturday's raid.

An al-Shabab official, Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Musab, said in an audio message that the raid failed to achieve its goals.

A resident of Barawe who gave his name as Mohamed Bile said militants in Barawe closed down the town in the hours after the assault, and that all traffic and movements have been restricted. Militants were carrying out house-to-house searches, likely to find evidence that a spy had given intelligence to a foreign power used to launch the attack, he said. "We woke up to find al-Shabab fighters had sealed off the area and their hospital is also inaccessible," Bile told The Associated Press by phone. "The town is in a tense mood."

In Kenya, military spokesman Maj. Emmanuel Chirchir on Saturday gave the names of four fighters implicated in the Westgate Mall attack as Abu Baara al-Sudani, Omar Nabhan, Khattab al-Kene and Umayr, names that were first broadcast by a local Kenyan television station.....snip~

US commandos raid Somlia, nab Libyan Qaida leader

It appears they have gathered up some US equipment to validate what they call foreign fighters.....had entered their country. al shabab also conducted a house to house search looking for what they say is a spy.
 

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Heya RDS :2wave: .....good news indeed. But still I doubt we hurt them at all.


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The U.S. forces attacked a two-story beachside house in Barawe where foreign fighters lived, battling their way inside, said an al-Shabab fighter who gave his name as Abu Mohamed and who said he had visited the scene. Al-Shabab has a formal alliance with al-Qaida, and hundreds of men from the U.S., Britain and Middle Eastern countries fight alongside Somali members of al-Shabab.

A separate U.S. official described the action in Barawe as a capture operation against a high-value target. The official said U.S. forces engaged al-Shabab militants and sought to avoid civilian casualties. The U.S. forces disengaged target after inflicting some casualties on fighters, said the official, who was not authorized to speak by name and insisted on anonymity.

The leader of the al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group al-Shabab, Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, also known as Ahmed Godane, claimed responsibility for the attack on the upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a four-day terrorist siege that began on Sept. 21 and killed at least 67 people. A Somali intelligence official said the al-Shabab leader was the target of Saturday's raid.

An al-Shabab official, Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Musab, said in an audio message that the raid failed to achieve its goals.

A resident of Barawe who gave his name as Mohamed Bile said militants in Barawe closed down the town in the hours after the assault, and that all traffic and movements have been restricted. Militants were carrying out house-to-house searches, likely to find evidence that a spy had given intelligence to a foreign power used to launch the attack, he said. "We woke up to find al-Shabab fighters had sealed off the area and their hospital is also inaccessible," Bile told The Associated Press by phone. "The town is in a tense mood."

In Kenya, military spokesman Maj. Emmanuel Chirchir on Saturday gave the names of four fighters implicated in the Westgate Mall attack as Abu Baara al-Sudani, Omar Nabhan, Khattab al-Kene and Umayr, names that were first broadcast by a local Kenyan television station.....snip~

US commandos raid Somlia, nab Libyan Qaida leader

It appears they have gathered up some US equipment to validate what they call foreign fighters.....had entered their country. al shabab also conducted a house to house search looking for what they say is a spy.

The whole idea was to capture one, then roast the bugger alive till he reveal everything, then go for the gang kill. It was a capture operation.
 

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The whole idea was to capture one, then roast the bugger alive till he reveal everything, then go for the gang kill. It was a capture operation.

To bad we didn't do that with Ansar al Shariah in Libya with Benghazi.....huh? Especially if it was to capture a couple of the players.
 
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