U.S. helicopter gunships killed in Somalia raid leader base
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According to the British “Guardian” reported, 14, 6 helicopters carrying U.S. special forces in southern Somalia, a rebel-controlled village near the attacked , including one believed to be caused by the “base” organization of East African leaders, including several militants were killed and several people were arrested. As the U.S. had in Somalia, “Black Hawk wings folded,” the nightmare, the air much international attention.
the bodies of U.S. troops away Naboo Han
Associated Press 14 reported attacks in the south of Somalia’s capital Mogadishu 250 km near the town of Bala Wei. Local villagers, 14 around 1 pm, six armed helicopters suddenly appeared in the sky, and to driving the two trucks in the desert strafing. Truck containing radical Islamic organization “Youth Party” leaders, the organization has been to overthrow the internationally recognized Somali government as the goal, and with the “base” organization having an affair.
villagers said that the helicopter raid quickly paralyzed the truck, several “Youth Party” militants try to fight back, but to no avail. According to the “Youth Party” leaders of the introduction, six militants from abroad were killed immediately, which will include the “base” organization’s senior leaders in East Africa Ali Sare Sare Han Naboo, and another 3 “Youth Party” militants died. U.S. aircraft then took the body of Han Naboo, near a fly under the Fifth Fleet warships, and then confirmed the identity of the deceased.
It is understood that during the Bush years, U.S. long-range cruise missiles or conventional AC-130 attack aircraft attacks terror suspects in Somalia. An American consultant said that in view of the past, many Somali civilians by the U.S. cruise missile manslaughter, rather than the long-range missile with a commando mission to reflect changes in the Obama administration would like to achieve, hoping to further the African mainland, to avoid civilian casualties.
attacks during the day on Why, the consultant said that time constraints may be the main reason. He said the special forces on the 14th day learn the exact location of the Han Naboo information, which explains why they are at great risk during the day to take action.
reputation killed bloody records
kill the “base” Neb Han Qaeda leader, called the raid a major gains. According to the Associated Press reported that 30-year-old Naboo Han was born in Kenya, the U.S. intelligence agencies that planned attacks in Kenya in 2002 Mombasa hotel one of the masterminds of Israel. That attack has killed 11 Kenyans and three Israelis dead and dozens wounded another. In addition, he was also suspected to be another Israeli air attack abortive plot behind.
addition to the above allegations, Naboo Han is also suspected of involvement in 1998 because of attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, Kenya, was wanted by the authorities. In the case that two explosions, the U.S. Embassy in Kenya was bombed into ruins, 224 people were killed in the explosion, at least 5,000 people were injured, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation Web site has long been the Naboo Han as “dangerous” .
According to the U.S. Fox News said on Naboo Han’s “ultimate fatwa” by the president signed earlier this month, Barack Obama, the U.S. Navy SEALs were accused of participating in this as a “celestial balance” raid. The “New York Times” reported that the attacks succeeded, who asked not to disclose the names of U.S. officials, said excitedly: “This action is significant as Naboo Han extremists in East Africa and al-Qaida ties important channel. “
attack Somali government also welcomed. According to Al-Jazeera reported that U.S. bombing of Somalia army spokesman issued a statement immediately Crewe said: “The Somali government would welcome any action to eradicate all foreign terrorists while the U.S. military action is targeted, not civilians casualties, this is a stable situation in Somalia, an important safeguard actions. “
the other hand, the Somali rebels have responded, according to the U.S. cable television network (CNN) reported that Somali” Youth Party “commanders , Naboo Han’s death for them is “a great loss.” In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, another “Youth Party” commander snapped: “They (U.S. troops) will be our revenge in the fill of bitterness.”
U.S. “Black Hawk” has been in Somalia, folding wings
analysts believe that, for Somalia, the United States has an extremely mixed feelings. Located in eastern Africa, most of the “Horn of Africa” ??energy superpower, the United States aware of its strategic position and importance of energy.
the Cold War, Somalia had long been a staunch ally of the Soviet Union, but the late 1970s turned to the West, to provide the U.S. military facilities as a condition for the latter to provide security. Since then, the long-term good relations between the two countries until the 1991 collapse of Siad government, the same year the United States closed its embassy in cable, and in 1992 sent troops involved in UN peacekeeping operations in Somalia.
1993 years in the Somali capital Mogadishu, the occurrence of the famous “Black Hawk Down” incident – the U.S. Army Rangers and Delta Force troops to cooperate to arrest Somali warlord Aidid and leader its staff, but due to inadequate preparation and intelligence errors, leading to arrests in disarray, two U.S. “Black Hawk” helicopter was shot down has crashed, a total of 18 U.S. soldiers killed in action. This destroyed the U.S. military will, a direct result of the Clinton administration and had to withdraw at that time.
Somalia is another Afghanistan?
British “Times” 16, said the attack’s success will undoubtedly help “break up because of ‘Black Hawk Down’ and linger in the shadow of Americans 16 years of heart.” The British “Guardian,” the analysis said, the attack intended to alert the increasingly grow in the terrorist forces in Somalia, the United States’ ability to defeat all terrorist plots, regardless of when and where it occurs. ” British newspaper “Independent” is interpreted as the attack to the “base” level successfully convey a message – for them, the lawlessness of Somalia is not safe.
interesting is that, before the attack of September 13, appearing on the Internet for a while said to be “base” Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden recording, during which bin Laden is only equipped with a static image recording, a self-proclaimed “bin Laden” a man of Obama criticized the government’s anti-terrorism policy, not only ridiculed Obama “incompetent”, but said it would use “all possible means to continue this war of attrition.”
Although the authenticity of the recording to be further confirmed, but the war on terror into a “war of attrition” is America’s most worried about. Somalia also seems to be reduced to Western countries want to see a “terrorist haven.”
“Times” article analyzed, since 1991, Somalia has been without an effective central government. “The Guardian” reported that since 2007, ongoing violence in Somalia attacks have led to about 1,800 people were killed and 150 people homeless.
turbulent political situation provides a breeding ground for terrorism in the soil. “The Times” reported that the anti-terrorism experts said Somalia’s “base” organization and other extremist groups have established an extensive recruiting network, including the United States and Britain and other countries from countries and regions, including recruiting support for training to Somalia, Somalia is become similar to the 1990s as a terrorist haven in Afghanistan.
analysts believe Somalia reason for this, its own deep internal reasons, but the US-led Western countries for their own interests of undue interference, also played a contributory role. For example, the United States has supported anti-terrorism warlords themselves, but most unpopular warlords, some even for the local people are hostile. This makes the “base” organization and other terrorist forces take advantage of.