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Shebab warns Turkey over ‘military build-up’ in Somalia

13th May 2018 John Snow Featured, Somalia news 0

 
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MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Islamist militant group Shebaab has vowed to launch fresh attack on targets run by Turkey in Somalia, a day after mortar rockets rained down on Turkish military base in Mogadishu.

Sheikh Abulaziz Abu Muscab, Shebaab’s spokesman for military operations, says the group would double its attacks against Turkish mission over its incursion in Somalia.

He says heavy loses had inflicted after mortar attack at Turkish military base in Somali capital. He did not mention the number of soldiers were killed or injured.

There was no immediate response from Turkish mission over the Shebaab claims.

Turkey has set up its biggest overseas military base in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, increasing Ankara’s presence in the Horn of Africa country.

The base, which reportedly cost $50m, will train 10,000 Somali troops and has the capacity to train at least 1,500 soldiers at a time, according to Turkish and Somali officials.

Turkey’s vast aid effort at the height of the 2011 famine endeared it to many Somali people, and it has continued to pour in aid, much of it from private companies.

It has built schools, hospitals and infrastructure and provided scholarships for Somalis to study in Turkey.

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has visited Mogadishu twice, and when he made his first trip there in 2011 he became the first non-African leader to visit the war-ravaged nation in 20 years.

With Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia

 
 
 
 
 

 

 



 

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9 minutes ago, Ducale said:

Al-shabab don't discriminate. Be it  Muslim or a zoroastrian they all qualify to be put to the sword.  Just can't remember last time  Ethiopia was attacked by al-shabab. All is fair in al-shabab's holy war except mama ethiopia. It be rude  to bite the very breast you suckling. 

I would say in this case its quite contrary.

1. Both groups the Turkey/Qatar and Saudi/UAE that are only known groups to use terrorism for their political and economic objectives have none in Ethiopia.

2. Alshabab has long history in Somalia even the name itself from the 1960s. Shabab, IAI, ICU, Shabab have always been anti-Ethiopia in any version any name change.

3. Every governor, president, anyone with ability to use Shabab to political ends or economic fight in Somalia is in Mogadishu and some in the countryside, they have no direct interest in Ethiopia

4. The most important, but least mentioned is kililka's role. I do not have the link now but its a conference in Ethiopia where a Somali stood up and stated simply we are carrying the burden of protecting this country from terrorism, yet is not recognized with development and investment.

 

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Paid by the Imaaraad mafia. They never attack Xabashi bases, either. And when Xabashi mercenaries move into Barbaarta-controlled areas, they evacuate a day before they reach. To date, interestingly, they have also never attacked Xabashi capital, too. They attacked Nayroobi, Kambaala, Jabuuti and Muqdisho, but never in Adisababa.

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MMA,

Its not true for Addis Ababa. There has been numerous attempts including a group that was killed in a fight while in their rented house. Some examples:

Lessons From a Failed Attack in Ethiopia

By Scott Stewart

An explosion ripped through a residence Oct. 13 in the Bole district of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city, killing two men. The Ethiopian government said the two were Somalis who were in Ethiopia illegally. News footage of the scene showed a pistol, hand grenades and bomb components discovered after the blast.

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/lessons-failed-attack-ethiopia

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Qatar plotted Mubarak assassination in Addis: US file reveals

Sat, Jun. 17, 2017
CAIRO -17 June 2017: The late Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz had focused his attention on Qatar. There were several assassination attempts on political and military leaders in the region. Those that took a stance against the Muslim Brotherhood or terrorist groups were targeted.

The assassinations attempts came through by way of funding and instigations. Many of these attempts are still well known today. The assassination of the Libyan rebel military chief, Major General Abdel Fattah Younis and the liberal Tunisian politician Chokri Belaid, and the failed attempts such as the attempted assassination of King Abdullah, as well as the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. Beside, U.S Judicial evidence revealed the involvement of Doha.

Attempted Assassination of Mubarak

In 1995, Egypt directed its accusations of a failed assassination attempt on the life of President Mubarak toward the Sudanese leader Hassan Al-Turabi. President Mubarak was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, participating in the African Summit.

Al-Turabi and Qatar

While ties between al-Turabi and Qatar have not been obvious, the former Sudanese leader's relationship with al-Qaeda could hardly go unnoticed.

Al-Turabi gave shelter to al-Qaeda's leader Osama bin Laden and other extremists from Arab countries.
 
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Al-Shabaab behind plot to bomb stadium, says Ethiopia

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

December 25, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopian security officials on Wednesday said that Al Shabaab, a Somali terrorist group allied to Al-Qaeda, was behind a failed bomb attack in Addis Ababa in October.

The National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and the Federal Police said they have arrested five suspects who they says are members of the Al-Qaida’s East African wing.

Police told Sudan Tribune that the suicide bombers planned to bomb Addis Ababa stadium when over 20,000 spectators were watching a qualifier for the football World Cup between Ethiopia and Nigeria.

A few hours before kickoff, two suicide bombers died after the bomb they were preparing for the attack accidentally exploded at their residence near Bole International Airport.

Police say they arrested three other suspects but five suspected bombers who entered the stadium remain manage to escape after aborting their mission.

The suspects, who appeared on state television confessed that they were trained and sent by Islamist militant group Al-Shabab to detonate multiple bombs at Addis Ababa Stadium where government officials were in attendance.

They said there was also a plan to carryout another suicide bombing targeting the tens of thousands of people who gathered in the Jigjiga town of Ethiopia’s eastern Somali region to mark the 8th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Day which was celebrated two weeks ago.

Top government officials including Prime Minister HaileMariam Desalegn were in attendance of the national occasion.

"The failed terrorist attempt at Addis Ababa Stadium was one among the number of similar attempts foiled due [to] joint coordinated efforts of the people and government of Ethiopia" NISS said in a statement.

 

https://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article49331

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