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  • Somalia's al-Shabab commanders 'killed' in strike

    The strike destroyed the vehicle the militants were travelling in between the towns of Jilib and Barawe, seen as a major base of al-Shabab, they said.
    More - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-24717220

    From the same article:
    US commandos [recently] raided Barawe ... believed to have sought to capture al-Shabab commander Abdukadir Mohamed Abdukadir, also known as Ikrima.Barawe residents say Ikrima is an al-Shabab leader with responsibility for logistics, who is usually accompanied by about 20 well-armed guards.
    So that's why they wanted him alive. He has to have fairly extensive contacts with outside resources if he's their 'supply guy'. Getting him alive might have lead to rolling up other significant terrorist networks in the region.
    Last edited by GCoyote; 28 Oct 13, 15:44.
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    Yeah, he would have been a considerable prize. Dead will be ca major inconvience, and they may learn a bit eavesdropping as his replacement gets the network back up to speed.

    You gotta give these guys credit-promotion increases the risk they face.
    Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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    • #3
      Oh dear, what a shame. Next!

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