Sunday, June 12, 2011

Dies the alleged perpetrator of the attacks against U.S. embassies

.- Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, an alleged member of Al Qaeda and accused of being the organizer of the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, was killed south of Mogadishu for four days in a shootout with police , authorities said Monday. The commander of the Somali Armed Forces, General Abdikarin Dhegabadan Yusuf confirmed that Mohamed was killed on Tuesday and his body was handed over to the U.S.

Secret Service on Wednesday. "I can confirm that Fazul is dead dead. He was killed in a shooting by our forces and after he was identified by DNA testing," said Dhegabadan. Dhegabadan view of the death of Mohamed "is the beginning of the end of Al Qaeda in Somalia and the region (the Horn of Africa), and the death of Osama (bin Laden) is the beginning of the destruction of Al Qaeda ".

Dhegabadan said that Mohamed was in possession of $ 40 000, several laptops, pistols with silencers and maps of Somalia and other parts of the world. In a statement released by the official radio, the government said Mohamed's death occurred because the confused terror suspect vehicle from the road in an area south of Mogadishu, between the Somali capital and the city of Afgoi, controlled by radical Islamist militia al-Shabab, linked to Al Qaeda.

Along with Mohammed, considered the main operational head of Al Qaeda in East Africa, Abdullahi Dhere was killed, a military commander of the forces of Hassan Al Turki, a leader of Al Shabab in southern Somalia. Mohamed on the United States offered a reward of $ 5 million, was accused by Washington of masterminding the attacks simultaneous August 7, 1998 against the U.S.

embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, which killed nearly 250 people including 12 Americans, and injured about 4 mil. The rest of the alleged leaders of Al Qaeda who are presumed to participate in the bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa had been killed previously and there was only Mohamed.

Abu Dalh Alsudani, former leader of Al Qaeda in East Africa, was killed in January 2007 in a combined air strike in southern Somalia the United States and Ethiopia, and his deputy, succeeded him in command, Salah Al Nabhani , also died in an attack in Somalia for U.S. special forces in September 2009.

Born in the Comoros, Mohamed had dual nationality, Comoros and Kenya and was considered one of the main leaders of Al Qaeda in the Horn of Africa, where the main group linked to Al Shabab's international network, the largest radical Islamic militia Somalia. Several hundred foreign fighters fighting in the ranks of Al Shabab to overthrow the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, backed by the international community, and create in this country a Muslim state radical Wahhabi cutting.

Somalia has been in an ongoing civil war and has no effective government since 1991, when he ousted the dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, which left the country in the hands of tribal warlords, Islamic militants and even armed gangs. The weakness and the confrontation between the Somali transitional institutions has led in recent years to increase its power and territorial control to the radical Islamic militia al-Shabab.

Yesterday, the Interior Minister of Somalia, Sheikh Hassan Abdishakur, was killed in a suicide bombing carried out by one of his nieces, captured by Al Shabab, at his home in Mogadishu. The murder of Hassan was taken over by Al Shabab, which has been responsible for virtually all the suicide bombings carried out in Somalia in recent years.

Hassan was the sixth successive minister of Somalia's transitional government assassinated by Al Shabab.

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