Africa
  World
  Islam
  Health
  Photos

World Islamic Prayer

Cimilada
VOA Somali
BBC Somali 14:00
BBC Somali 18:00
Deutsche Welle
BBC Radio
Voice of America
IRIN Radio
NPR Radio
Radio Netherland
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Somalia
Somalia: Al Shabaab threatens to 'destroy Puntland, says 'no security progress in Mogadishu'

MOGADISHU, Somalia Jan. 6, 2013 (Garowe Online) - The spokesman for Al Shabaab extremist militants allied to Al Qeada has said that there is "no security progress in Mogadishu, " while threatening to "destroy Puntland and overthrow [President] Farole ", Garowe Online reports.

Puntland soldiers [file photo]
In an audio recording from an undisclosed location posted on the Internet, Al Shabaab spokesman Ali "Dheere " Mohamud Rage said: "Look at the artillery hitting Villa Somalia presidential compound [in Mogadishu]. There is no improving security and Al Shabaab is present in every district of Mogadishu. The Christian enemies have claimed that they control provincial towns, but Al Shabaab attacks and kills Christian enemies, most recently yesterday when we blew up a military truck with Burundi soldiers in Merka. "

Ali Dheere 's voice could not be independently verified, but the audio recording was posted on Sunday on Al Shabaab websites on the Internet and circulated to Somali media.

"This is the best time for Al Shabaab. There has been heavy fighting and shelling in Mogadishu the past few nights. Everyday we kill enemies in Merka, Jowhar, Garbaharey, Leego, and don 't even mention Kismayo. The enemies are suffering death and destruction and Al Shabaab is getting stronger, " the extremist militants ' spokesman claimed.

"The people of Mogadishu used to live with honor, now they live under colonialism of Uganda, Ethiopia , Kenya, and B urundi, " said Ali Dheere.

'Destroy Puntland ': Al Shabaab

Al Shabaab spokesman Ali Dheere threatened to destroy the Puntland government, which administers vast regions in northern Somalia.

"I hear media reports of [Puntland President] Farole saying that the law allows this or that, and another idiot group saying the law allows this . We say only Islamic law is the law. Al Shabaab has waged war against Puntland near Bossaso and we will overthrow Puntland administration and bring Islamic law to Puntland, " said Ali Dheere.

Continuing, the Al Shabaab spokesman said: "We call on the people of Puntland to join Al Shabaab and to fight the Ethiopian and the American Christian colonizers. We will destroy Puntland and overthrow Farole and his friends. "

On the nights of On Dec. 5, 2012, and on Jan. 3, 2013, Al Shabaab militants hiding out in Galgala Mountains attacked Puntland military outposts in the mountains. Puntland officials have said that government forces repulsed the Al Shabaab attack and inflicted casualties on the extremists, who fled deeper into the mountains

Security officials said Puntland government forces stationed in the mountains are prepared to defend against Al Shabaab attacks, explaining that the militants hide out in a mountainous terrain among caves and valleys.

In October 2010, Puntland government forces overr an Al Shabaab hideouts in the Galgala Mountains at the end of a three-month military offensive.

Since suffering milita ry defeat in Mogadishu and southern regions, Al Shaba ab has attempted to regroup in Ga lgala Mountains and Puntland a uthorities seized weapons shipments from Yemen last year .

RELATED:
Somalia: Puntland govt vows to 'defend' stability, condemns Al Shabaab

GAROWE ONLINE
RELATED:
Somalia: Puntland withdraws support for Federal Govt
Somalia: Puntland expresses concern over central state
Somalia: Puntland soldiers surrender to Somaliland amid mutiny


Advertisement
 

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: Puntland withdraws support for Federal Govt

GAROWE, Somalia July 31, 2014 (Garowe Online)

Somalia: Puntland expresses concern over central state

Somalia: Puntland soldiers surrender to Somaliland amid mutiny

Somalia: Federal Govt endorses central state after tripartite deal

Somalia: Radio Garowe hosts educational contest for neighborhoods

Hani Garabyare's Journey From Somalia to the Senate

Somalia: Puntland Govt committed to’ implementing democracy’-says President

Somalia minimizes overseas embassies due to shortfall in budget

Somalia: Massive security operation launched in Mogadishu following killings

Somalia: Six killed in renewed fighting over regional influence

Somalia: President Hassan, PM host Iftar Dinner for Puntland delegation

Somalia: State Funeral held for popular musician, MP Saado

Somalia: MP murder sparks widespread condemnation

United States Condemns the Killing of Somali MP Saado Ali Warsame in Mogadishu

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us