Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Somalia takes commitment to drive out Al Qaeda

The president of Somalia, Sharif Ahmed, said his security forces to defeat al Qaeda and militants in the country devastated by war, this after last week killed Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of the insurgents linked to the network more Sunni Wanted in Africa. "We dominated Al Qaeda and Al Shabab in Somalia, who are weak and now dissolved," said President and Sheikh, which the Horn of Africa country has been without an effective central government since 1991.

It is believed the rebel drove to Al Qaeda in East Africa from his base in southern Somalia, where he hid for more than a decade after being accused of having a central role in the attacks in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in 1998, that killed 240 people. For his part, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is visiting the capital of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, said al Qaeda had suffered a setback with the death of Osama bin Laden, and a "significant blow "Mohamed's death.

"Some of you lost loved ones (...) we have not forgotten their losses. Mohamed was responsible for despicable acts that caused hundreds of deaths and injured thousands," said Clinton. Mohammed died on Tuesday at midnight at a checkpoint after a shootout with security forces in the chaotic streets of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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