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"al shabaab" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

09:12 min | 3 months ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"Podcast episode. One hundred ninety nine al-shabaab under the umf all right. So let's start with charlie if you could just give us an overview of this amazing story you guys this week. That has been a little bit overshadowed by a tweets of the president elect but is of abiding interest to law fares readership. Absolutely so i co wrote the story with my colleagues mark. Mazzetti and eric schmidt mark and eric had been part of a tree a different trio that wrote a story in early october about escalating military activity in somalia over the past year and that story was mainly descriptive from an operational standpoint. More bombs are falling more you know. Counterterrorism missions are happening. Things are heating up in somalia and as part of talking to them when they were working on that story and then took about a month. Follow up and suss this out. I got very interested in what the legal authority was at. Least what the administration's theory of its legal authority was in started pulling strings and they asked questions as well and eventually what we figured out. Was that the executive branch has at long last decided to do something that it had been arguing with itself about whether could or should be done since its first term and that was to declare al-shabaab as a whole the islamist milton group in somalia. A part of or an associated force of al qaeda for the purpose of the two thousand and one authorization for use of military force against the perpetrators of the nine eleven attacks. that is. it's now part of the al qaeda war and that means they think that they have Domestic authority to fight al shabaab in somalia without raising a war powers resolution problem and perhaps more importantly that president trump will have a without needing to do anything. Controversial will inherit a sort of freer hand in terms of legal authority in somalia. If he wants to escalate operation there and portly the administration is not the obama administration that is not declaring at this point and presumably before it leaves office will not that. Somalia is an area of active hostilities. That is to say that the thousand thirteen drone strike limits that are intended to protect civilians will be rescinded there and it will be free fire on any al-shabaab foot soldier at will as if it were a sort of traditional battlefield zone But for the purpose of the ever elastic always stretched a you a math. It has been stretched again now to encompass the shebab so a couple of clarifying questions The first is this essentially treats For the first time al-shabaab in general the way we have treated a qa p. and isis For the past several years that is as organizationally either simply part of al qaeda's original matter or associated forces And the question is. Is it clear to you whether al-shabaab here is being treated as an associated force of al qaeda of an associated force of a qa p. or an associated force of isis. I do not know the answer to that question. And did the supposedly the war powers resolution semiannual letter to congress in december. That lists american deployments around the world and is also a public document will clarify we. I assume that it's going to be an associated force and not part of qaeda. What exactly the theory is in particular what it'll be sort of important to know the extent they tell us what. The facts are That support this. It's it's easy to see why it's what their motivation would be from a legal perspective to rude this in congressionally authorized authority But they that was a step. They hadn't taken for many years despite some internal pressure to do so and so one of the things that we couldn't get people to talk about either through the front door. The back door was what has changed. What is it that the intelligence shows about presumably contacts with Other terrorist group leaders and so forth internal communications and intent. That shows that this is something. That is factually justified. Even when it was a step they weren't willing to take a few years ago when the assessment seemed to be that al shabaab was a sort of loosely organized competing set of rival factions. Only some of which cared it. All about al qaeda and it's sort of global jihad aspirations while other parts of it were purely focused on parochial issues like controlling mogadishu. So bobby walk us through. What the prior elaborate a little bit on that prior understanding of shebab. As i understand it i think if i recall I forget whether it was one of jay johnson speeches or maybe attorney general holder's speech sometime back where they basically said that they have not taken the position at that time that shabaab was an associated force but they have looked on an individual basis as to whether individual commanders were sufficiently entwined with the al qaeda hierarchy to be part of in a meaningful sense. Al-qaeda is that the sum total of the prior position or is there. Some more elaborated position with respect to shebab institutionally. Well that's the sum total of the publicly stated prior position for sure. But i think it's important to emphasize that there are two major moving parts to our use of force in the somali east africa area. So i is what you said. And it's the stuff that does get talked about in the past publicly that is The connection to the a. Umf is based on individual ties of particular targets to core al qaeda. And there's there's some sense to that for after all You also have al qaeda's east african cell or franchise. Have you want to think about it Operating in the same region with a lot of the personnel. Who years back. We you would primarily categorize if you had to categorize them organizationally as al qaeda agents or operatives in the region. These are some of the very people who then Get involved with the indigenous al-shabaab collection of of organizations in ended up in to some extent an influential leadership role. So when you have people that fit that bill in the past when they've been targeted the government's been very clear that this is based on their specific individual ties to to the al qaeda network and consciously going out of their way to say that. We're not asserting that al-shabaab as an organization has crossed that line into being an associated force engaged in hostilities in the relevant way. Now the thing is that doesn't describe all the basis on which we've been using force in that area against them. You have an entirely separate path. At least i think it's entirely separate that amounts to a self defense argument in. There's a lot of complexities here. Let me try to sketch an overview you have circumstances in which airstrikes possibly other forms of force but certainly airstrikes have been used in the justification given has been in whole or in part that the individuals targeted or the group targeted Posed an imminent threat in. Let's pause there. Note that in this context imminent does not mean a laypersons understanding of imminent. It means something more akin to constant or looming or continuing threat with an uncertain time. Line an imminent threat of carried out an attack. Either that's critical either on. Us forces or presumably african union forces. That were supporting in that area..

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Several Dead as Suicide Bombing Targets Somali Regional Governor

Weekend All Things Considered

00:40 sec | 6 months ago

Several Dead as Suicide Bombing Targets Somali Regional Governor

"In Somalia A suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside a cafe today, leaving at least four people dead, several others injured. Authorities say the attacker was targeting the Bay Region Governor Alley Ward here who was outside the cafe. Governor escaped on harmed but at least two of his bodyguards were injured. The Al Qaeda linked group Al Shabaab claimed responsibility through a report they published on their website and radio station. Meanwhile, another explosion went off in the hurry would district of Mogadishu today, killing at least one person, Ah government soldier and wounding a bystander. It's not known whether the two explosions are related. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing in

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Somalias political problem

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:18 min | 8 months ago

Somalias political problem

"The logic of defined political terms that they provide the body politic with the sort of inoculation against what usually results when one person holds power to loan going back to the voters every so often to ask whether or not they won't. The person in charge to crack on is a sensible precautionary measure. See also the term limit. Which in some jurisdictions imposes a ceiling on the talk any single citizen may occupy the big desk there is however and as somalia. Is this week discovering an inbuilt floor with the setup at the moment the term elapses either the incumbent needs to have a renewed mandate in their pocket or a successor has to be ready to take the oath of office. The time of somali president mohamed abdullah muhammad better known as fa- modu was up on monday however because no elections have been held. No president has been chosen. Several opposition factions and two of somalia's five states have declared that they will no longer recognized for marjo as president before we look at what happens next spoiler alert very possibly nothing. Good a brisk. Recap of the backstory is probably in order the new president from i. I'm i'm very happy today. Because the new president's da for mall. Joe was elected in two thousand and seventeen. The idea had been that this was going to be a proper one person. One vote direct election but it was decided probably correctly that the polling stations and qs. Office somalia's various incorrigible militant groups rather too many targets. Instead from our joe was elected by somalia's parliament which is also not directly elected but instead chosen via a framework which has power among somalia's clans and states. This is a necessarily complex apparatus. Many of the clans dislike each other and a few of the states Iffy on whether they even think they're part of somalia says much about what somalia's mp's were up against when they chose the president that this vote was held not in the parliament building in mogadishu but in a heavily guarded and fortified hangar at aden a international airport and only after it had been closed to air traffic and mogadishu's roads closed to all traffic. It had been hoped for a while that by the end of joe's term somalia would by now being a position to conduct a more orthodox one person one vote direct election. What would have been somalia's first such since nineteen sixty nine however this was eventually reckoned once again an unacceptable security risk specifically that to hold such a vote would have been asking somalis to bet too large a steak on the goodwill of the islamic terror group al shabaab covid nineteen ni- certainly being vastly under recorded in somalia provided further discouragement. So this election was to have been another indirect one though with a broader pool of delegates but for modules opponents believed or purported to believe that the president had been stacking the regional and national electoral board's with his political allies. Which is why we are where we are or perhaps more accurately a delayed election israeli a good thing but it doesn't have to be the end of the world since the beginning of the covid nineteen pandemic at least forty national votes of various sort have been delayed and around thirty five regional or local elections in places where the democratic architecture is solid. This will bailey count. As a wobble especially at subnational national levels it will not cause the citizens of new south wales to question the legitimacy of the democracy if they have to put up with their local councillors another year. Ditto those of london as regards the mayor but when the stakes are as high as national government and the foundations much less stable. Such a jolt can have more dangerous consequences. a delayed. Parliamentary election has already triggered a war in ethiopia in an ominous. And surely not coincidental gesture. Shortly after somalia's politicians failed to reach agreement at the latest talks in. Do some marib an shebab. Roadside bomb struck a military convoy near the town killing thirteen people. And then there's at the security council condemned terrorist attacks by al-shabaab they reaffirmed their support for national sovereignty territorial integrity and political independence of somalia from jo now plans to meet with state leaders next week in an attempt to locate a compromise. It has to be hoped that they find one. Nowhere on earth is a power vacuum good thing and nowhere on earth is a power vacuum a worst thing as recent history has repeatedly demonstrated funding somalia.

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Kenyan man charged with plotting 9/11-style attack on U.S.

NBC Nightly News

01:08 min | 10 months ago

Kenyan man charged with plotting 9/11-style attack on U.S.

"Fbi tonight. Breaking up plot of nine eleven style attack. Somewhere in the us are pete. Williams has more on the man behind it. The fbi says the plot came from al-shabaab the al- qaeda offshoot in africa. That killed seventy two people at a shopping mall in kenya seven years ago. Investigators say the group was incensed by the trump administration's decision to move the us embassy in israel to jerusalem and plotted to attack americans in response including a plan to hijack a commercial airplane and crash it into a us skyscraper court documents say kenyan men chiloe op de abdullah enrolled in a flight school in the philippines three years ago and did research on how to hijack a plane how to get a us visa and look for information about the tallest buildings here tipped off by us intelligence agencies philippine. Police arrested him in july. Two thousand nineteen with intense coverage by local media. He was brought to the us to face. Terrorism charges appeared today in a new york city courtroom. The fbi says tonight. It's a reminder that oversees terror groups remain committed to attacking americans and are still obsessed with hijacking airplanes.

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Trump orders most of the 700 US troops out of Somalia

Doctor Health Radio Show

00:38 sec | 11 months ago

Trump orders most of the 700 US troops out of Somalia

"Is stepping up to drawdown of U. S troops stationed abroad, continuing a late term pushed withdraw U. S troops from potential hot spots overseas. President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most U. S troops in Somalia. The Pentagon did not provide details, but said in a statement Friday a majority of the approximately 700 troops in Somalia will be pulled out in early 2021. U. S troops have been training and advising local forces that have been fighting the Al Shabaab extremist group group for for years years just just last last week, week, a a Defense Defense Department Department watchdog watchdog report report said. said. U. U. S. S. Africa Africa Command Command considers considers Al Al Shabaab Shabaab to to be be Africa's Africa's most most dangerous dangerous and and imminent imminent threat might

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Trump orders most of the 700 US troops out of Somalia

WDTK Programming

00:39 sec | 11 months ago

Trump orders most of the 700 US troops out of Somalia

"Stepping up the drawdown of U. S troops stationed abroad, continuing a late term pushed withdraw U. S troops from potential hot spots overseas. President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most U. S troops in Somalia. The Pentagon did not provide details, but said in a statement Friday, a majority of the approximately 700 troops in Somalia will be pulled out in early 2021. U. S troops have been training and advising local forces that have been fighting the Al Shabaab extremist group for years just last week, a Defense Department watchdog report said. U. S. Africa Command considers Al Shabaab to be Africa's most dangerous and imminent threat might cross CEO Washington

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Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia

Radiosurgery New York

00:20 sec | 11 months ago

Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia

"The Pentagon said a majority of U. S troops and assets in Somalia will be withdrawn in early 2021. There are currently about 700 troops in Somalia training and advising local forces that have been in a long running fight against the extremist Al Qaeda affiliate Al Shabaab. Trump also recently ordered drawdowns of U. S troops in Afghanistan and

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Trump orders withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

Dan Proft

00:36 sec | 11 months ago

Trump orders withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

"Decision concerning US forces oversee President Donald Trump has ordered the Pentagon to withdraw most of the U. S troops stationed in Somalia, continuing a drawdown of U. S involvement in counterterrorism missions abroad. It a short statement, the Pentagon said a majority of U. S. Troops and assets in Somalia will be withdrawn in early 2021. There are currently about 700 troops in Somalia training and Rising local forces that have been in a long running fight against the extremist Al Qaeda affiliate Al Shabaab. Trump also recently ordered drawdowns of U. S troops in Afghanistan and Iraq might cross CEO Washington The Trump

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Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:37 sec | 11 months ago

Trump Orders All American Troops Out of Somalia

"Administration stepping up the drawdown of U. S troops stationed abroad, continuing a late term pushed withdraw U. S troops from potential hot spots overseas. President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most U. S troops in Somalia. The Pentagon did not provide details, but said in a statement Friday, a majority of the approximately 700 troops in Somalia will be pulled out in early 2021 U. S troops have been training and advising local forces that have been fighting the Al Shabaab extremist group for years just last week, a Defense Department watchdog report said. U. S. Africa Command considers Al Shabaab to be Africa's most dangerous and imminent threat

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Trump orders Pentagon to pull nearly all troops from Somalia

Larry Elder

00:39 sec | 11 months ago

Trump orders Pentagon to pull nearly all troops from Somalia

"Is stepping up the drawdown of U. S troops stationed abroad. Correspondent Mike Ross. CIA reports continuing a late term pushed withdraw U. S troops from potential hot spots overseas. President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of most U. S troops in Somalia. The Pentagon did not provide details, but said in a statement Friday, a majority of the approximately 700 troops in Somalia will be pulled out in early 2021. U. S troops have been training and advising local forces that have been fighting the Al Shabaab extremist group for years. Just last week, a Defense Department watchdog report said. U. S. Africa Command considers Al Shabaab to the Africa's most dangerous and imminent threat. Might

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US service member injured in Somalia in attack carried out by al-Shabab

San Diego's Morning News with Ted and LaDona

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

US service member injured in Somalia in attack carried out by al-Shabab

"Has been wounded in combat in Somalia. It happened this morning. Lucas Tomlinson has more from Washington and attacked by Al Qaeda Ling fighters wounded in American service member in Somalia The attack took place 300 miles south of Mogadishu. The U. S military's Africa Command says the militant group Al Shabaab used a car bomb and mortar fire in his attack on US and Somali forces during a joint patrol. The military says the American service members in stable condition with non life threatening injuries. Hundreds of American soldiers remain in Somalia and have launched a record number of drone strikes on the terrorist group.

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The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa

John Batchelor

08:10 min | 1 year ago

The Trump Administration's Policies in Afghanistan and Africa

"The foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He's a senior fellow keeps the Long word journal with Tom Johnson and his colleagues. We go immediately to Afghanistan because here during the Republican convention We want to explicate what we can of the Republican intention if it is successful, winning a second term for President Trump and then to remark upon thee. Trump administration's policies in Africa, particularly when it comes to the kind of length organization Al Shabaab on the attack. Billa Very good evening to Afghanistan, you and Tom for many weeks and months now. Have illustrated that the trump policy from the first term was to make a deal with the Taliban and withdraw as much of the American presidents as possible. And hope for the best. I do not expect the Republicans toe have another direction is your sense bill that the military is quit with Afghanistan? As much as the political apparatus is quit, are there of two minds here? Good evening to you, Bill. Good evening, John. Yes. So I agree with you. The Trump Administration is not going to change policy in Afghanistan, Um, barring some type of major events. Um, it's it's just both sides of the aisle are pushing the end The endless wars narrative, which, of course is ridiculous, because the jihadists have a say, and they're going to keep fighting when we leave, of course. We could. You could say something like we wantto end our involvement in these wars. Fine, But the wars will continue our enemies get a vote, and they're nowhere near tired of fighting. The U. S. First the U. S military goes for Afghanistan. Give US military as a whole. Once out of Afghanistan, it's been a drain on their resource is on their energy. Um, I don't. I think they don't see an end. There. They feel again. I'm not speaking for the entire military. And this was the sense I get from millet, you know, from top military leaders. Who have basically signed on signed off on this policy. There's been no objection publicly to this policy of, uh, negotiating with the Taliban and cutting a deal with them, even though they support Al Qaeda. In the meantime, the Taliban and there is Taliban Afghanistan. In several iterations, there's Taliban, Pakistan and several generations the Taliban is preparing for Nearly triumph, but rule I follow from your posting at long word general that Tariq eat Taliban. Pakistan is congratulating the Muslim UMA in general and the Mujahideen in particular on the merger of the two main groups of jihad in Pakistan. Can we regard this as a temporary merger because and they'll be back to fighting over cities or is there some collective push now for the Pakistan, Taliban and the Afghanistan Taliban to work together? So I think there's a push for the Pakistani Taliban in the Afghan Taliban already work close together, Um they Pakistani Taliban fighters have refocused their efforts to Afghanistan. After Pakistani military operations against them. Remember the Pakistanis play a double game? You're You're a good jihadist If you fight in Afghanistan are cashmere, but you're bad jihadists in the fight against the Pakistani state. So this merger that came up really? I found a little surprising because I could point back to a statement in 2015, where the one of the two groups of it's called One of them's Hezbollah, Har. Um, you know, so it had announced that it already merged with the movement of the calibre, or should I say there were ties broken during the turmoil back in 14 4015 with Mullah Omar staffed and when Melissa was alone took over the Pakistani Taliban. Ah, lot of inside baseball, but I won't go into but they had already announced that they had reunited, so something has happened here. Within the last five years. I think this is really sort of There was probably some kind of personality dispute, and I think a lot of this is for propaganda anyway. Really, to just say, hey, look, we're all unified. We're all going to, you know, operate under the same command when I think essentially they were doing the same thing. I go to Africa because you are a U is a long word General have resource is to cover the story of Al Shabaab. We spoke recently of their surprisingly professional looking videos of their recruiting on their training. Now we have a report from long word general of Al Shabaab on the attack hotel military base suicide assault, reminding me that this is a very sophisticated outfit trained with Al Qaeda, Sze Ah complex attacks as Al Shabaab growing and strength to your measure, it does the next Trump administration need to pour more resource is or get out as well. Yes. Oh, Africa has always been fascinating, particularly Somalia. I think some outside of the Taliban Shabbab is the most effective jihadist insurgency in the world. They have They continually take the fight to the rump some Somali government they control 25% of the country despite the fact that you have the African Union and the US and what they could piece together the Somali military and police. To oppose them, and they're there have very good propaganda. As you noted, It's improved a lot over the years and there are very effective at conducting their attacks and keeping their their fighters. Trained and keeping them in the rank and file. Remember, there's been an attempt by the Islamic state to poach from Shabaab, but it's been largely unsuccessful. Not only did they have they conducted major attacks on military bases and hotels, yet another town this one outside of the town of Baidoa, which eyes in sorry the city. If I go, it's probably the second largest city in southern Somalia. Um they took over the town after the Somali military withdrew in the Somali military withdrew from that town because Shabaab was besieging it, so I think Um, I always reluctant to say they're growing in strength. Thes groups have sort of There's an Evan flow to the fighting, and sometimes particularly went outside groups. When the African Union and the US start piling on them. They have some issues, but they're able to await it out. That's the one thing these John, one of the several things that they have. To their advantage. They have the time. You know, that old saying goes, we have all the clocks, but they have all the time While they're very patient in their fight. They're very patient in their jihad. While we have men may have sophisticated military equipment, that's the clocks. They have the time and patients in the will to fight these battles, not enough terms of the US election cycles but in terms of decades Built in general. Now we're at the crossroads for another administration, either, Mr Trump second. Mr Biden's first. Is there any indication pattern worldwide that Al Qaeda is waiting for that decision, or are they staying on the offensive? Matt, no matter who wins. Yeah, I think there are on the offensive. No matter who wins. They do follow the political situation here, but I think they've come to the conclusion that this is just my opinion here. But I think they've come to the conclusion that it doesn't really matter again that end the endless wars narrative and and the actions by the U. S government over two successive administrations. Policies of withdrawn, scaled down and whatnot would look to us is withdrawing troops from Iraq. It just closed that the major based ontology or at least US personnel being at that base. Almost 2000 troops are coming out of there. Um, they see this all and nature there taking it all in, and they realized that the end of our fight in administration is not going to counter act. These measures. Bill Rocha

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US military says airstrike killed civilian in Somalia

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

00:20 sec | 1 year ago

US military says airstrike killed civilian in Somalia

"Military reported least confirming an airstrike He carried out in Somalia earlier this year killed one civilian and injured three people. The Associated Press is quoting the head of U. S. Africa Command General Steven Towns in stating in a new report. The victims were unintended targets in an operation against violent al Shabaab Islamist extremists.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on WBSM 1420

WBSM 1420

02:04 min | 1 year ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on WBSM 1420

"Dot com All right Now you got me 855 400 Savage Get you onboard the program 855 400 savage, and we're definitely going to get into what's happening with Cove. It we're going to get into the whole black lives matter thing. We've got a a City council of it. Openly. Actively saying we will not stop until we overthrow capitalism. And replace it with socialism. And somehow she gets reelected. Did you ever think In your life living in the United States of America that a politician could say that and get elected. And it really shows what's been happening to our schools to our families to the media to our celebrity culture, too. I mean to the cancel culture to the Twitter mob. This idea the Twitter is America. Is so ridiculous, patently ridiculous. What is less than 30% of Americans have a Twitter account and then out of them less than 10% of the people who actually have a Twitter account ever tweet about politics at all? And so we're going to take the 10% of 30% and say that's America. Yep, Yep, sure are because, Hey, we're the Democrats. And we matter because we have the celebrities and the athletes on our side and we have the people on instagram on her side were the people on Twitter on our side, and therefore we're the way we are the country And so we got overthrow capitalism started social So I'm going to get into all this stuff. There's a ton to get into. But listen, I got to start with something super duper important. I mean, you can't skip over stuff to go to the same old stories You've been hearing day in and day out. So I want to start with some super good news. Do you remember the Somali militant group? Al Shabaab Lee? Of course I remember Greg. I mean, they're still around. Yeah, You're right. You're right. You're they're still around. Very militant. In fact, You could say this group is brutal. This group does a lot of evil things..

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Suicide car bomber blasts checkpoint at port in Somalia's capital

Weekend Edition Saturday

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Suicide car bomber blasts checkpoint at port in Somalia's capital

"Large explosion that shook parts of the Somali capital Mogadishu today is being blamed on a suicide car bomber. Authorities say the bomber sped through a checkpoint of the city's port before police opened fire on the vehicle. Casualties are unclear. Is. The Associated Press is reporting a separate bombing at a restaurant in the city of Baidoa that killed four people. There have been no immediate claims of responsibility for either attack, but al Shabaab militants often target the

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What are Kenya and Somalia really fighting about?

Monocle 24: The Foreign Desk

05:25 min | 1 year ago

What are Kenya and Somalia really fighting about?

"For obvious reasons the idea of an old fashioned cross-border dust up between two neighboring nations seems right now almost quaint and perhaps the kind of thing likely to prompt replies in the circumstances along the lines of at this point who cares or not now leads where a bit busy nevertheless despite the best efforts of covert nineteen the world will keep turning and its constituent countries will continue to but against each other from time to time in East Africa in recent days. Somalia and Kenya have gone very close to going to war with each other and may get close. Astill the battlefield is jubilant. One of Somalia's five semi autonomous states. It lies just across Somalia's border with Kenya. Kenya regards drew ballooned as a vital buffet. Between it and Al Shabaab the fanatical Islamist militia which wreaks most of its havoc in Somalia but has also been responsible for large scale outrages in Kenya including the two thousand and thirteen attack on the West Gate Shopping Mall in Nairobi and the two thousand and fifteen attack on a university campus in Garissa accordingly Kenya has cultivated friendly relations with Jubal lands regional government and with jubilant president. Ahmed Mohamed Islam known colloquially as adobe Kenya has trained Madonna obeys militia and has troops of its own stationed injury bowland as part of the multinational African Union mission in Somalia and is also believed to have many more still camped under Kenya's own flag. This is a continuation of sorts of the invasion of Somalia Kenya undertook in two thousand and eleven in order to chase al-shabaab further north. Can US troops injury ballooned are not seeing as style occupiers? However indeed President Mugabe's regional government seems to get on better with Nairobi than it does with Mogadishu. The most recent unpleasantness appears to have begun with fighting between drew balloons own forces and Somali government troops the jubilation soldiers retreated over the border into Kenya and the Somali troops followed them. At which point. Can you took an interest? The fighting appears to have centred on the town of Mandera a town wedged between the Kenya. Somali border and the Delaware River which delineates Kenya's border with Ethiopia attorney casualties on both sides left people. Each data to save bullets. Were one succumb today. A diplomatic exchanges between Kenya and Somalia. Since have been terse verging on abrupt. Kenya has jumped about an unwarranted attack on its sovereign territory by foreign soldiers and so forth. Somalia has retorted to the effect that this is a bit rich coming from a country with thousands of its soldiers parked more or less permanently on the other side of its border. Kenya's desire to put physical distance between itself. And the PESTILENTIAL MARAUDERS OF AL. Shabaab is reasonable enough but it may not be the only or even the main reason why relations between Arab and Mogadishu have deteriorated as far as they have excitingly for fans of obscure maritime territorial disputes and. Come on who isn't the two countries are also at odds of a sea border. Exactly is the area in contention the border of the two countries when it comes to the seats and the only way to explain where the disputed portion of Indian Ocean is without incurring angry correspondence from either Kenya or Somalia. Although to risk inviting saving emails from both is to say that it's either off Somalia's southern coast all of Kenya's Northern Coast. It will come as little surprise to listeners that the stretch of Ocean in question abounds with oil and gas deposits. Nineteen outbreak may focus Kenyan and Somali attention elsewhere and or it may offer a party to this argument what it perceives as cover for decisive action. There has been some suggestion. That Kenya has consented actually annexing portions of southern Somalia both to deter Al Shabaab and to further its claims on the ocean of what is presently the two countries shed coast or there may be the option of mediation by Ethiopian. Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Laureate Abby who has facilitated talks between Kenya and Somalia before I also accept this award on behalf of Africans and citizens of the world for whom the Rim of peace has often turned into a nightmare of war. Today I stand here in front of you talking about this because of fit I call them my way to pay through the dusty training so four years ago or international justice may yet prevail. Somalia has for some years been seeking an adjudication on the maritime boundary from the International Court of Justice in The Hague the I. C. J. is presently due to rule in June. But that like just about everything else may. Now be

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"al shabaab" Discussed on Bad Batch

Bad Batch

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on Bad Batch

"I'm Christopher puzzle. This is American Jihadi episode. One the Matrix I I became aware of Omar Hamami in two two thousand nine when he showed up in a propaganda video. That was put out by Al Shabaab in this video. There's no scarf hiding his face. He looks like a Skinny Che. Guevara let us. His Brown hair is long and much of his face is covered by a young man's first beard sincerity points. Omar speaks directly to the cameras. He's recruiting foreigners like himself to come join al-shabaab. Encourage more of your children in more of your your neighbors. Anyone around to send people like him to this would be a great asset leader. He appears to lead Al Shabaab fighters in setting an ambush in camping. Omar looks white and his accent is so clearly American ages and yet there he is sitting in Somalia with an AK47 surrounded by east African fighters hanging on his every word that the numbers. They're close to a thousand thousands. More try to me. They vehicles as we can and kill as many of cannon take care too much so his face cracks into smile as if he feels self conscious saying these things on camera picture cuts away to a shot of the Bush now the enemy approaches in the. US more story was quickly picked up by the media. Omar Hamami the US citizen born and bred in the American and south who is now a leader of terrorist organization affiliated with Al Qaeda. It's fighting in Somalia. What did you learn about this guy? Twenty five years old American. He's known jihadist circles as Abu Key or the American and I found his story fascinating. HOMER had grown up in a small town in Alabama Alabama going to a southern Baptist Church until midway through high school his life had been almost a cliche of American normalcy. He played soccer little league baseball. Even took the prettiest girl in school to homecoming. And then somehow he'd found his way to Somalia where he joined up with Al Shabaab Group designated a terrorist organization by the State Department's mets. He believes that the word of Dada I'd actually reported from Somalia in two thousand six just a few months before Omar had arrived there at the time I was a TV correspondent for Program called Vanguard on current TV. We were sort of vice news before vice news existed. We try to report on stories that we thought the rest of the media was missing. We interviewed cartel hitmen. Russian skinheads folks like that. I wanted to do a story about Omar. By the time has video started attracting attention the situation Kamalia had gotten worse wolf and six and a half thousand people have been killed in fighting in Somalia in the last twelve months. al-shabaab was in a running gun battle with Ethiopian and African Union troops groups American drones fired missiles at suspected terrorists and suicide bombers. We're beginning to target. The city's just too chaotic and dangerous for me to go back. Security officials implicate al-shabaab in the assassination of aid workers armed in a string of bomb attacks in Mogadishu still. I knew I wanted to figure out a way to tell Omar story a young American who had traded his middle class life for life of struggle and one of the most dangerous parts of the world. A Guy with something to prove chasing his ideals. There was enough of me in there to make me really want to understand the choices. He'd made him. I know where to reach Omar by knew that his family was still living in Alabama. So got on a plane.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on Bad Batch

Bad Batch

03:51 min | 1 year ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on Bad Batch

"I'm Christopher puzzle. This is American Jihadi episode. One the Matrix I I became aware of Omar Hamami in two two thousand nine when he showed up in a propaganda video. That was put out by Al Shabaab in this video. There's no scarf hiding his face. He looks like a Skinny Che. Guevara let us. His Brown hair is long and much of his face is covered by a young man's first beard sincerity points. Omar speaks directly to the cameras. He's recruiting foreigners like himself to come join al-shabaab. Encourage more of your children in more of your your neighbors. Anyone around to send people like him to this would be a great asset leader. He appears to lead Al Shabaab fighters in setting an ambush in camping. Omar looks white and his accent is so clearly American ages and yet there he is sitting in Somalia with an AK47 surrounded by east African fighters hanging on his every word that the numbers. They're close to a thousand thousands. More try to me. They vehicles as we can and kill as many of cannon take care too much so his face cracks into smile as if he feels self conscious saying these things on camera picture cuts away to a shot of the Bush now the enemy approaches in the. US more story was quickly picked up by the media. Omar Hamami the US citizen born and bred in the American and south who is now a leader of terrorist organization affiliated with Al Qaeda. It's fighting in Somalia. What did you learn about this guy? Twenty five years old American. He's known jihadist circles as Abu Key or the American and I found his story fascinating. HOMER had grown up in a small town in Alabama Alabama going to a southern Baptist Church until midway through high school his life had been almost a cliche of American normalcy. He played soccer little league baseball. Even took the prettiest girl in school to homecoming. And then somehow he'd found his way to Somalia where he joined up with Al Shabaab Group designated a terrorist organization by the State Department's mets. He believes that the word of Dada I'd actually reported from Somalia in two thousand six just a few months before Omar had arrived there at the time I was a TV correspondent for Program called Vanguard on current TV. We were sort of vice news before vice news existed. We try to report on stories that we thought the rest of the media was missing. We interviewed cartel hitmen. Russian skinheads folks like that. I wanted to do a story about Omar. By the time has video started attracting attention the situation Kamalia had gotten worse wolf and six and a half thousand people have been killed in fighting in Somalia in the last twelve months. al-shabaab was in a running gun battle with Ethiopian and African Union troops groups American drones fired missiles at suspected terrorists and suicide bombers. We're beginning to target. The city's just too chaotic and dangerous for me to go back. Security officials implicate al-shabaab in the assassination of aid workers armed in a string of bomb attacks in Mogadishu still. I knew I wanted to figure out a way to tell Omar story a young American who had traded his middle class life for life of struggle and one of the most dangerous parts of the world. A Guy with something to prove chasing his ideals. There was enough of me in there to make me really want to understand the choices. He'd made him. I know where to reach Omar by knew that his family was still living in Alabama. So got on a plane.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on American Jihadi

American Jihadi

10:29 min | 1 year ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on American Jihadi

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Robo Omar says he became robos deputy and eventually married one of his nieces. al-shabaab started to divide in two thousand nine. Two things happened. I the Ethiopian army mostly left the country so in a sense the the main cause of the the resistance came to an end. The second thing that happened was that Al Shabaab is main leader. A man named Ahmed. Ed Optic Donnie decided it was time for Al Shabaab to get revenge on people who'd help the opens. He gave orders that any government figures. Who'd collaborated with the occupation? Japan should be apprehended and killed and someone who defied that order was Muktar Robo Robo and Omar disagreed. It's agreed with Ghedini about the rules that governed went al Shabaab was allowed to kill other Muslims. It became clear that there were two camps in Al Shabaab and one of them go Danny's on his was the more ruthless and the more brutal. The first complex attack was already in two thousand nine when a bunch of gunmen wearing suicide vests went into a hotel called the Muna Hotel and they went room to room and they just shot everybody. They could find these guys what they do to people. They chop off heads. They blew up innocent people in coffee. Places in hotels in weddings. MOLLICA DELLA was the Somali transitional government's director of Communication Haitian during much of this period. All they were doing this killing punch of innocent black people poor black African people. That's who they were killing every day in the name of Allah and this didn't go down well with all parts of Al Shabaab Robo and some other leaders. Top leaders of the movement were uncomfortable with this indiscriminate murder. These kinds of things really started to split the movement and Hami found himself with Robo. Hello on the side of al-shabaab that started to call for some moderation that indiscriminate killing was was not okay. al-shabaab had recruited hundreds of foreign fighters many leg. Omar wanted to saying how things were going. These kids that come from America and Europe. They are very open about their opinions. And you know. They've had this freedom that they can say. Hey this is wrong and the guys over there. Those are not the ones you tell them. They won't home. They ticket personal at one point. Omar told me a story about going to meet with Gadhafi. An person you want. He said he told this brutal murderous leader to his face everything that he was doing wrong. The violence should be used against military targets that the foreign fighters who had come to join Al Shabaab should be treated better and shown more respect than Al Shabaab shouldn't just focus on. I'm getting control of Somalia. But she's generally worked towards creating a global caliphate Yucky Dirksen. He went against the leadership. The Guy who was in charge was very evil guy the most evil guy and shops. And when when you go against that guy there was only one way out of the door and is to be killed. Recently Gdansk faction of Shabaab had begun a quiet purge of foreign fighters accusing them of spying then disappearing them into secret prisons where they were tortured. Some are even executed. Omar had made it to ban the call. An area of Somalia were robos clan was powerful and Omar thought. He'd be relatively safe but he still slept with an AK47 just in case he tried to live the quiet life for a while but it wasn't long before his old instincts began to surface his need as he was fond of saying to speak out against oppression. What's what's happening? There is going to be a news. Item Omar Omar wanted to tip me off about okay. So can you give me a hint at all or or is this a top secret. Omar had planned. I don't know what something for that. Friday excuse vague about the details but it was now clear. Why L. Marley reaching out to wanted me to cover whatever it was? He was planning to do something he'd been worn by others could get him killed. Do you really think that they're going to kill you or whatever this stunt is that you plan on Friday. Says he doesn't. There's no you can't really put anything past Shebab. Despite a shit no combing Amar he's out he says Uh this guy planned front. We were back in our old roles Omar warning owning me that his life was in danger insisting that he needed me to help save him me half convinced that he was right and half convinced that he was just crying wolf to keep me around Omar's big Friday surprise it turned out was another video on youtube this one in Arabic. I watched it. I realized it was the second half of the message. He recorded months before the one where he had said that he was afraid. Life was in danger. WHO's wearing the same clothes seated in the same empty he room in front of a black flag and his AK47? Not Having any higher Sullivan engine. When he but unlike the first video? This one is directed to the leaders of al-Qaeda earlier that year al-shabaab officially declared its allegiance to Al Qaeda. Omar Omar was basically going over his own leaders heads to complain to the big bosses. He asked them to intervene on behalf of the foreign fighters in Somalia who he said. Were being singled out by Al Shabaab. Bob's leaders he went on to say that faction of Al Shabaab only cared about taking power in Somalia and didn't really care about the cause of global jihad by airing al-shabaab kebabs dirty laundry in public. Omar had taken his fight with Ghedini to a whole new level. I didn't hear from Omar again for two weeks. Take Y'all John Still Alive. They didn't take action anything up until now. Everything's normal. Bought the data. The film went out. They really they put in jail for another guy. Another hot things hadn't gotten any better. Since Omar video had gone up. How shebab throwing another foreign fighter in jail? Okay got it and What do you do? Was that an accident response to keep the depression garden called with another even darker story tonight. Hit the four door like Getting into foreign fighters had been killed. Men who had shared Omar's view of Al Shabaab. Now Omar saying that the official story. The Al Shabaab story was that the two men had been killed by American. Special Forces would snuck in from a boat somewhere off. The coast was a story that seemed transparently. False trauma. Possible Marsabit. Killing was getting out of hand..

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US soldier, contractors killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenya base

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:45 min | 1 year ago

US soldier, contractors killed in al-Shabab attack on Kenya base

"Al Shabaab extremists overran a key military base used by. US counter terror forces in Kenya before dawn on Sunday killing killing three American Department of Defense personnel and destroying several US aircraft and vehicles before they were repelled. US and Kenyan authorities said the attack on the Mandalay Bay airfield was the al Qaeda linked groups. I attack against U. S. forces in the east African country and the military called the security security situation fluid several hours after the assault. Five attackers were killed. A Kenyan military spokesman said al-shabaab based in neighboring in Somalia claims responsibility for the assault one. US servicemen and to contract is with the US Department of Defense were killed in the fighting according according to a statement issued late on Sunday by the US. Africa Command Mandalay. Bay Airfield is utilized by. US forces whose missions include providing training meaning to African partners responding to crises and protecting US interests in these strategically important area.

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Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:58 min | 1 year ago

Truck bomb kills at least 90 in Mogadishu

"I'm Anthony Davis At least nineteen people were killed when a bomb laden truck exploded at a busy checkpoint in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday an international organization organization working in the country said in the deadliest attack in more than two years the dead included many students and two Turkish nationals Somalia's alias. Foreign Minister said adding dozens were injured. Saturday is a working day in the Muslim country and the explosion occurred during the morning rush hour. Rescuers carried bodies pass the twisted wreckage of a vehicle and a minibus taxi smeared with blood. It's being reported. The death toll is more than ninety. He and the university students and seventeen police officers were among those killed like how the checkpoints in a city scarred by decades of conflict traffic is often clogged the X.. Control Junction where heavily-armed security forces checked vehicles for explosives and weapons and other offices direct traffic offic. There is also a government tax collection point at the junction. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast. But the city's mayor blamed Al Qaeda L. Linked Islamist group Al Shabaab the group regularly carries out such attacks in an attempt to undermine the government which is backed by the United Nations and African in Union peacekeeping troops. The most deadly attack blamed on al-shabaab was in October. Two thousand seventeen. When a bomb laden truck exploded next to a fuel tank in Mogadishu creating a fireball that killed nearly six hundred people Turkey's foreign ministry confirmed the death of two of its nationals? Yesterday techy has been a major donor to Somalia since a famine in two thousand eleven and together with the government of Qatar is funding a number of infrastructure and medical cool projects in the

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"al shabaab" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

KLBJ 590AM

02:52 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM

"Move quickly can actually survive into those are fighting when the service has already made an offer to come out of it they should be taxes restrictions apply. dot com. the US retaliated in Somalia hours after al Shabaab militants attacked an air base the U. S. as used to launch attacks against the terror group two drone strikes killed ten al Shabab fighters the terror attack on the air base did not cause any casualties another car bombing targeted Italian peacekeepers button up only injuring Somali civilians three four star general Jack Keane told fox news the US has been tracking al Shabab activities and a half dozen countries has been going after them aggressively awful on the floor of this organization in other words when they present themselves as a group we'll go in and try to kill or capture them routinely and that is why they're pushing back here it's not surprising the US military base about an hour away from Mogadishu is used as a launch site for American drones as well as a training facility in Washington Rachel Sutherland fox news update on York City police officer killed in the struggle with the suspect early Sunday was actually the victim of friendly fire Brian looking was hit when fellow officers opened fire to help stop the guy who was also killed all for the inmates broke out of Ohio jail early Sunday are back behind bars captured in North Carolina largely made it on the outside twelve hours in eighteen miles longer than his fellow escapees he was ultimately picked up and door on North Carolina the other three were picked up near red roof inn Kerry North Carolina police say the arrest was without incident at the time we got away now the quartet is reunited they need to be extradited back to galley a county Ohio on the West Virginia border that's fox's Mike told one on Wall Street stock futures have been rising the day of the Dow gained ninety six points to close up the month end quarter markets are mixed in trading overseas on Monday Night Football the Steelers fun to get a win. Cincinnati twenty seven three on ESPN the bangles pulled a one four. I'm Dave Anthony this is fox news. is five oh five good morning to you one Patrick Osborne was could you look at Austin's on time traffic still got a big problem going on south on I thirty five looks like all lanes are shut down south I thirty five to one William cannon and slaughter lane this happened several hours ago looks like we had a crash between a vehicle and an eighteen Wheeler that area is still close starting to see a lot of back ups on the this the service roads there definitely find yourself an alternate route if at all possible perhaps Congress Avenue or some to get you around that that back up there something else can pretty good on the rescue roadways let's get a look at your news radio killed you generate our weather watch match areas of clowns even a spotty sprinkle for this morning partly sunny hot and humid this afternoon hi ninety five.

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News in Brief 21 August 2019

UN News

03:04 min | 2 years ago

News in Brief 21 August 2019

"This is the news and brief from the united nations the u._n. Announced on wednesday that it is being forced to close several humanitarian programs in yemen because money committed by member states has failed to materialize the announcement was made by lee's grundy. The u._n.'s humanitarian coordinator yemen who said did that when money doesn't come people die at a pledging event for yemen held in february two point six billion u._s. Dollars was promised to meet the urgent urgent needs of some twenty million yemenis to date less than half of that amount has been received all the thirty four major u._n. Humanitarian programs comes in yemen. Only three funded for the entire year several have closed in recent weeks and many large-scale projects designed to help destitute jud hungry families are on hold another twenty to life. Saving programs will close in the next two months unless funding is received the prospect of a fresh offensive in syria. The last opposition held stronghold in the country could unleash a new wave of human suffering offering u._n. Chief antonio guitarist declared on wednesday the secretary-general said in a statement that he is deeply troubled by the continuing escalation in northwest south-west syria which could impact up to three million civilians mister guitarist strongly condemned ongoing attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure including healthcare and educational facilities and urged all parties to respect international humanitarian law the heightened threat of conflicts in italy follows following the collapse of a truce between warring parties earlier this month and despite encouraging developments insecurity across somalia remains a serious serious concern. James swan head of the u._n. Mission in somalia or unsung warned the security council his first briefing to the world body since taking office. Mr swan the effectiveness of the collaboration between the u._n. And international partners and the somali security forces working with the african union mission in in somalia which has seen areas near the capital mogadishu taken back from tyrod group al shabaab and stabilized however he noted that terrorism remains a threat to progress citing the deadly al shabaab attack on the offices of the mayor of mogadishu in july which killed and injured several government officials does mr swan also reiterated that the u._n. Is resolved to helping somalia overcome the security economic and humanitarian challenges. It's facing building sustainable peace and stability in a country that has suffered the trauma and shocks. That's amalia has experienced over. Many decades will take perseverance and patients with the continued support of this council and the wider international community on psalm remains committed to assisting somalis on their journey towards a peaceful and prosperous future conillon u._n. News.

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Heroism and resilience of Somali people in face of ongoing attacks

UN News

11:36 min | 2 years ago

Heroism and resilience of Somali people in face of ongoing attacks

"Somali people have demonstrated heroism and resilience in the face of ongoing insecurity caused by senseless terrorist is to tax that's according to the u._n.'s most senior representative in the horn of africa country james swan who is the u._n. Secretary general's special representative for somalia was speaking you and headquarters in new york ahead of briefing the security council on wednesday somalia continues to be affected by insecurity caused by terrorists organizations like al-shabaab it will so struggles regularly with drought and his chronically underdeveloped. Mr swan arrived in somalia just two months ago so daniel dickinson began by scheme for his first first impressions. It's been some years since i was last in mogadishu and so overall. I've been impressed by signs of progress signs of life that i've witnessed recently coming back from meetings. I've seen young people playing football in the streets. I've seen <hes> signs of economic activity vity shops even a traffic jam which suggests that the capital is indeed <hes> coming back to life after many years of difficulty that said of course i the security situation remains a concern for all of us but especially for the somali population that has suffered over many years from senseless attacks six civilians. That's right. I mean there's almost a daily threat of attacks in mogadishu. How does that affect somalis who live there while they continue with their lives. Despite these threats they open businesses. They send their children to school. They have weddings. They care for one another. They simply have had to move on and continue with their lives and livelihoods in spite of these threats and i think it's really testimony to their resilience eh to their strength really to their heroism in the face of these senseless terrorist attacks. The mayor of mogadishu was assassinated recent. He's one of those those casualties of the civil unrest. You'd actually met him earlier. In the day you know what was he like. And what impact is that going to have on mogadishu on somalia. Well the mayor known as a engineer. Your resume was a well known political figure and leader in mogadishu and more broadly in somalia he'd he'd held number of senior ministerial and advisory portfolios in multiple governments <hes> he had spent many years abroad in the diaspora and i think he was a an example an impressive example of many somalis who have returned from abroad to help rebuild their country entry to invest their time their energy their expertise and their commitment <hes> <unk> trying to make somalia a better place he was an an example of that <hes> he will be missed but at the same time somalia's shown great strength in overcoming <hes> previous losses <hes> and from. I'm talking to those on his staff. I have no doubt that they will continue his work and seek to build on his earlier accomplishments as they move forward in the future. I i think the image that many people get from the international media is of a country in a continual political crisis. Listen to me. How far is that. There are many important political decisions that need to be made in somalia in the coming months. If national priorities <unk> are going to be achieved in two thousand twenty there are important objectives for twenty twenty <hes> including <hes> organizing national level elections including a continuing to make progress on security operations and broader security sector reform and advancing the the national development agenda including a by obtaining <hes> debt relief that would allow for predictable financing going forward. These are important priorities. He's <hes> they require a political agreement. They require a consensus among main <hes> somali leaders <hes> in order to achieve the success is that we're all hoping for in two thousand twenty so yes there's constant political debate <hes> constant political competition within somalia as within other other countries but what's most important now is that we move ahead with more consensual process <hes> leading into these key goals for twenty twenty but most levels of government still struggle to perform that basic functions. Is there any way that that's going to change in the near future. I've in fact been impressed. <hes> since my return <hes> to somalia and in the two months that i've been <hes> in country i've had the opportunity to visit <hes> all of the federal member states as well as somaliland and overall. I have been impressed by the quality and capability of <hes> the administration's astray shins that i've encountered in these different locations. I think we're seeing a many well educated. <hes> dynamic committed committed <hes> individuals increasingly young leaders who are assuming responsibilities and roles <hes> at the in the administration's both at the national channel level and at the federal member state level so they give me a great optimism really that the country is on the right path and that these individuals are we're going to make a significant further progress in being able to respond to the needs of the somali people. You've mentioned twenty twenty next year. What wysocki year it's a key year partly because of the political cycle in somalia the presidential mandate <hes> is four the years <hes> and so there is to be an election and another transition in twenty twenty or perhaps early twenty twenty one <hes> so <hes> a- as with any period or mandate in government <hes> this is a moment to try to consolidate progress and complete <hes> important goals that have been elaborated since the beginning of the president's term so among those are the importance of completing the electoral process itself this will require adoption of an electoral code before the end of this year <hes> and other technical preparations <hes> including of course identifying and funding the necessary budget twenty twenty. We'll also important for consolidating further progress on the security pretty front <hes> both in expanding on very promising operations that have been undertaken in lower shebele since the beginning of of april <hes> and that are continuing <hes> but also to ensure that other security sector improvements advance this involves not just the military police justice corrections so that <hes> the somali people can live in an environment of greater security and justice us and finally as i mentioned there is an important milestone in the national development agenda related to debt relief the government has has been working very hard on this priority it requires some further <hes> consultation and support with the legislature and with the federal member states <hes> but this would be a key benchmark of accomplishment if somalia's able to meet the requirements for debt relief in two thousand twenty darrell however if <hes> groups operating in the country i'll ship app for one which don't want that progress to be made. Well al-shabaab offers a negative suggestion data for the country's destructive agenda that is seeking to disrupt efforts by a well-meaning somalis and somali leaders to see the country advance. I think it's to the credit of the overall somali population that al-shabaab has been unsuccessful zestful in halting the progress that <hes> that we've seen in recent years and that despite the persistence of terrorist attacks six the national priorities continue to advance and we want to see them further consolidated in the coming year. What role can the u n play a in helping somalia on its path towards a better future i mean do you get the impression when you meet somali leaders that they're confident the u._n. Is doing good work. The united nations family is engaged in a wide range of programming across the full all united nations country team this includes work on women's empowerment it includes work on youth inclusion it includes outreach to civil society groups it includes humanitarian response through the world food program and the food and agriculture organization and unicef coordinated by the office of the coordinator for humanitarian affairs that includes work on cultural and educational issues and an array of other priorities. It also includes important support in the security sector notably through the u._n. Support office for somalia so i think across a wide range of issues the united nations family is contributing in close partnership with somalis. I would ed also of course the united nations assistance mission to somalia plays a role in terms of good offices and efforts is to support political and community reconciliation and to see the national political project including further democratisation <hes> move forward in the country so i think across a broad range of priorities that the somalis themselves have established. We are important contributing partners as you said. You've been working on somalia for <hes> more than a couple of decades. What's the best case outlook for four the country ten years hence. How'd you like to see somalia ten years from now. I think there's a widely shared vision that we would like to see somalia at peace in the country and with its neighbours we'd like to see it governed <hes> peaceably sibley and with stability and with significant public participation through a broadly accepted electoral process we'd like to see it on the path to sustained development <hes> with involvement not only by <hes> development partners but by an active private-sector. That's contributing to the lives and livelihoods of the somali people. I think these objectives are widely shared shared. I think we would like to see those objectives also be inclusive. Inclusive in terms of participation by women participation by young people apple seventy percent of the country is under thirty five years of age seventy percent of the population so the future is now in many ways for somalia so i think that is the objective that is shared vision that is guiding all of us as we try to work in partnership for a better somalia.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on PRI's The World

PRI's The World

03:25 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on PRI's The World

"It's very typical for them to strike any kind of hotel restaurant or government office where either government officials or people supporting or engaging with the government would be located. It's important for us to understand that al-shabaab is not in conflict with the United States. The U._S. has been constantly hitting al-shabaab with strikes this year fifty so far which is a massive escalation already over last year which was a massive escalation Denver strikes the previous year al-shabaab is primarily interested in local politics. They want to control Somalia and their primary reason for existing is to fight the Somali government not the U._S. and so I think that the airstrikes have made it less easy for them to attack the government but they definitely as this strike is probably intended to show they are definitely able still to launch these massive attacks which is an indication that the strikes are not working very well. You're so what are those airstrikes accomplishing well. I think there's some evidence that they are putting great pressure on Al Shabaab and there's some splintering with Al Shabaab as a result but I think even the AFRICOM leadership has been quite candid that it's not very likely that these airstrikes going to destroy al-shabaab or even debilitate the organization the problem is that the government has been stalled for ten years and the U._S. has spent millions and millions of dollars trying to train soldiers for the government that coupon defecting and there's really no command and control in the Somali army and there's not a strong sense of loyalty so it's it's primarily a set of political problems that are not going to be solved through military force and the American American government in using military force in drone strikes in particular is running the risk of alienating the Somali people because obviously civilians are increasingly being caught up in these strikes does the U._S. have a policy for bringing peace to Somalia. The U._S. doesn't have any kind of plan for bringing peace to Somalia. It's consistently said that it's trying to build a government. It's trying to empower the government but it's not elected and I think there's still a lot of uncertainty in Somalia about what the government should look like Mike and certainly a lot of dissatisfaction about what this particular government looks like across the country you see regional administrations popping up that are basically clan feifdoms all of whom are at odds with the central government. It's really been a case of one step forward. Chew steps back. What you think is the best way the U._S.? Can Help Somalia right now in my view. The best thing that the United States can do is to negotiate with Al Shabaab we have for many many years described Al Shabaab as a terrorist organization but that's it's not all that they are all they have been very harsh. They've also increased the rule of law and and a lot of Somalia's depend on them and I think what's important for the U._S.. is to try to recognize the things that al-shabaab has accomplished and find a way to coexist I with them and to negotiate with them to get them to agree for example not to target neighboring countries not to target Christians. It's also important to point out that Al Shabaab relationship with Al Qaeda has been quite tempestuous as far as partners go. They've been pretty poor. One and I think that the alliance's quite weak and so again the possibility of working with Al Shabaab perhaps draw them away from al Qaeda and find a way to coexist with them is not impossible Bronwyn Bruton with the Atlantic Council..

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"al shabaab" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Kept on three. Ziff me, but I'm supposed to any fight. That's from shootout earlier this year at the height of its power al-shabaab controlled the capital Mogadishu and effectively ruled the country the terrorist group was driven out of Mogadishu by African Union forces in two thousand eleven that small ius fight against al-shabaab is far from over the ultimate goal of the US and other foreign interests in the country is to train local forces to do the brunt of the fighting. It's a strategy. The US has used in places like if ghanistan in Iraq with Mexico. Yes. Initially, the US Pinto PTS on the Somali national army. The army has proven unreliable deep divides between rival clans have been an obstacle to creating a United Somalia. The Somali national army is an immune to these problems says Omar math mood with the institute for security studies in east Africa, internally you have issues of developing a cohesive national army that takes account the Smalley clan structure right now, what you have more so is throughout the country collection of cleanliness militias, which can respond than more to their clans rather than Mahmoud issue or unified commander. So I think moving beyond that is a huge challenge. Then there are the issues of resources and corruption the Somali government's power wanes the further you get from August issue. Al Shabaab fighters currently control twenty percent of Somalia mostly in rural areas in the south. They take over villages impose sharia law and even Levy taxes for a steady stream of. Revenue. This video from an Al Shabaab training camp shows fighters who are often better equipped and organized than soldiers in the national army only seventy percent of Somali soldiers even have weapons and in two thousand seventeen the US stopped paying salaries for the army citing widespread corruption. Instead, both the US and Somali governments are backing an elite group of Somali soldiers known as Dan AB or lightning. It's a force. It's intentionally made up of soldiers for many clans exclusively trained by American commandos small quick moving units have had success season ground from L shebab. The dinette battalion that has worked and become more effective, George Washington University, professor Paul Williams, essentially because it's being kept separate from this messy clan. Corrupted set of politics that is sort of undermining and degrading the Smalley national army. It's not just the military. The government lacks the infrastructure to establish itself. In those new. Early gained areas. Meanwhile, al-shabaab is adapting its members often infiltrate the government and army creating fear with a sassy nations and suicide bombings al-shabaab has also gotten more bold in Mogadishu. There have been at least four attacks there. So far this year. Washington has responded by increasing airstrikes targeting al-shabaab strongholds, but defeating al-shabaab requires more than just a military solution Paul Williams again, the key problem. Here is political the reason why Somalia has not been able to build an effective national army is because there's no political consensus among Somali elites that that's what they want to try and do if you can't even agree on what your nation is. And how it's going to be governed. You can't build an effective national security architecture until then it looks like American and African Union forces will be needed. I'm very realistic. That's amend Hussein. He manages a hotel in Mogadishu that was attacked by suicide bomber a few years ago. People like us. We cannot keep continue without people. Ask them limits. This kind of things have been backup system. This is a war on terror or your own statistics Hussein feels he is facing these things very much on his own not sufficiently protected by his government or by foreign troops for the world. I'm willia- Schenker. Let me take a few seconds for a quick correction to a story we aired yesterday about Japan's far right and nuclear weapons, we misstated the year that the US bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki it happened. Definitely in August of nineteen forty five..

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"al shabaab" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"The Pentagon says eight al-shabaab extremists have been killed in a US air strike in southern Somalia this year alone. The US military is carried out at least a dozen airstrikes in Somalia against the link group the deadliest Islamic extremist group in Africa. The groundwork is being laid for President Trump's second summit with North Korea's leader the top US onboard for North Korea says three days of talks NPR gang were productive. President Trump says he plans to meet North Korea's Kim Jong UN in Hanoi. Vietnam at the end of this month, the president tweeting I look forward to meeting chairman Kim and advancing the cause of peace. That's FOX's Sean landfill. Since the first summit in June, denuclearization talks have stalled an elected official in Texas, no longer has a Twitter account. Fox's Derek Dennis says, it's due to a post aimed at a freshman congresswoman near congresswoman Alexandria, Cossio Cortez is based a number of attacks is being elected to congress. But this latest one by most accounts. Crossed a line. A suburban Dallas city councilman Scott done took game at the junior congresswoman on Twitter writing the embarrassment is to have bimbos like you with nothing between your ears done. Drew immediate backlash in criticism online for the Bimbo comment causing him to delete his Twitter account. And then posted an apology on his Facebook page, saying the words I used were offensive the mayor of Richardson, Texas, where the city councilman was elected has condemned Dunn's remark saying his language was not befitting of an elected Representative of our diverse and multifaceted community. Derek Dennis Fox News. A well known sports caster is facing a felony charge. After police say he damaged a sign outside his Florida community because it included the word plantation, which he considers racist Eighty-one year old Warner Wolfe surrendered on Thursday. He had long complained about the name classics plantation,.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

03:03 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM

"I'm Sam Litzinger. This is a common sense compromise both parties should embrace. President Trump's latest offer to end the partial government shutdown appears to be dead on arrival. A senior democratic aide says congressional Democrats weren't even consulted on Mr. Trump's proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for temporary protection of some migrants. CBS news. Correspondent Steven Portnoy right now Democrats have control of the house of representatives. They didn't when Dhaka was an ounce by Barack Obama. So this is their opportunity now to set the terms of how the Democratic Party is going to approach this, and they are going to insist number one that the government be reopened and number two. If you're going to talk about the DACA population in any way, these dreamers. You're gonna have to do it with a path to citizenship ultimately, but certainly up front some kind of legal status, and that's not what the president is offering Democrats made their own movie yesterday to try to break the impasse. They pledge to provide hundreds of millions of dollars more for border security. One activist says the sentence of white Chicago police officer received for the fatal shooting of black teenager. Liquan McDonald is a slap in the face to us. The judge Jason Van Dyke to less than seven years in prison. He could serve half that mayor Rahm Emanuel. I want everybody to be proud of the Chicago police department to call it their own we're now pulling people from all parts of the city most diverse leadership we've ever had in the sentencing came a day after a different judge acquitted three officers accused of lying about the two thousand fourteen shooting to protect Van Dyke. He was military says it's carried out its deadliest air strike in Somalia in months killing fifty two. Al Shabaab, extremists CBS news, national security consultant, Jeff MacOS lands here. The Middleton said attacked a hotel compound this week in neighboring Kenya. Killing at least twenty one people. It's undergrad. I think this is in response to the attack in Nairobi Kenya by al-shabaab that also at the same time it's reported that some Molly governmental forces had come under attack by a large al-qaeda force in the region, which normally means al-shabaab the United States has dramatically stepped up air strikes against the terrorist group since President Trump took office, the speaker of the North Carolina house has invited the president to some of the state legislature and common deliver the state of the union address. Their Republican House speaker Tim Moore wrote to the president saying it's essential that people hear from him on the effort to reopen. The federal government house speaker. Nancy Pelosi has suggested that Mr. Trump delay this year's address or give it in writing because the partial government shutdown CBS news brought to you by the Capital One venture card when you are an unlimited double miles on every purchase your next trip is closer than you think. What's in your wallet? Now from the Cairo radio news room and streaming on the KIRO radio app as heard on CBS news. President Trump has proposed an end to the partial government shutdown with the compromise on.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

03:43 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"Be seen on a security camera as he walked down a crowded sidewalk and blew himself up in front of a restaurant where Americans patrolling the city at stopped to eat four of them were killed two soldiers civilian and a contractor and another three servicemen wounded along. With a dozen or more cereals mad beige where this attack took place has been at the center of tensions in northern Syria. The US in Turkey have been conducting joint patrols around the town since November as part of an agreement for easing tensions between the two countries. The US ambassador in Kenya says the United States is working closely with authorities in the African nation after a terror attack in Nairobi that left twenty one people including an American businessman dead ambassador. Robert Goede, however dismissed false reports says he called them that the US knew about the attack. It'd. Advance in ward Americans to stay away from the hotel and the shopping complex wherever it occurred. In a statement, go back talking about those social media posts as we deplore the spread of false information in the wake of this tragedy. Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility. There have been prior attacks both in Nairobi and in neighboring Somalia. There's new evidence that we're overmedicating WBZ. Sheri, small tells us this has to do with drugs that are quite popular. And most of us have liked Ben prescribed. But maybe too much research out of the university of Michigan finds one in seven patients is taking unnecessary antibiotics pediatrician Dr Calpine Shula says her script for them tend to be handed out at the same paces. Opioids both are certainly overused. Both are certainly influenced by patient requests. And by provider desire to help. There are certain parallels. He's not suggesting that people are addicted to antibiotics, but many people just use them too often that can lead to resistant bacteria that don't respond to antibiotics that may have worked in the past the CDC calls antibiotic resistance, one of the world's most pressing public health problems. Sheri, small WBZ Boston's NewsRadio potential concerns about your health and your cell phone. California health activists says the health officials in Massachusetts, maybe withholding information about possible health risks posed by cell phones and other wireless technologies related to those devices electro magnetic fields, according to the globe. Joel Moskowitz director of the center for family and community health at the university of California Berkeley says the mass department of public health is refusing to release fact sheets about the health effects of EM Fs that it began to draft two years ago. The paper says both the World Health Organization in the US CDC have said evidence of health risks from EMS is inconclusive fly like an airplane travel like a champion. All right. That's just a player. Onwards, no airport for a legendary boxer like a butterfly sting like a bee the airport in Louisville will be named for Ali. Great. Officials in the late boxing champs Kentucky hometown voted for the name change last night. Today would have been Mohammed ALI'S seventy seventh birthday. It will now be called Louisville. Mohammed Ali international airports. I'll ease widow is pleased. She says her husband was a global citizen who never forgot his hometown. Steve Kaethe and CBS news. There are job losses at a Japanese hotel. This is a robot hotel, and it is more than half the robots getting fired given the boot turns out the more than two hundred and forty robots frequently caused more problems than they solved at this hotel in Nagasaki, hotels manager and company. President acknowledged the problems that include checking robots that need help concierge robots that are clueless and luggage carriers that have trouble getting two rooms as well as entertainment robots that break down the name of the hotel is henna. It means stranger weird Japanese certainly is strange something else..

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"al shabaab" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on KOMO

"Thirty six. We're learning more about the terrorist attack on a luxury hotel in Nairobi Kenya. In which fourteen people including American were killed more. From komo's Gregg Hersholt. The dead American is identified as Jason Spindler. The director of a business development firm. He had survived the September eleven attacks in New York. The attackers in this case from the group Al Shabaab is born out of the crumbling of Somalia in early nineteen nineties. That essentially will responsible for Black Hawk Down. And a mother left goal essentially into the move all foreigners from Somalia and put them to adopt. ABC news contributor Daryl blocker who was with the CIA for twenty eight years. He says groups like al-shabaab target luxury hotels because that's where the westerners gather it gets world press, and that can target people other than Kenyans Gregg Hersholt, KOMO news as the federal government shutdown drags on. A prominent local charity says it's feeling the pressure from people who are suddenly in need of help northwest harvest helped so many foodbanks around here. This is the group's Jordan Rubin. A huge uptick of first time families coming to their community food Bank, and the primary driver of that was for the government shutdown government employees, but it was also government contractors. It was also those who aren't even employed by the government. But if you own a diner out near mount Ranier, and now nobody can get there because the parks are closed. Then you have no customers he says northwest harvest is calling for an end to the shutdown. Charlie Harger, KOMO news US attorney net. Hayes is stepping down tomorrow. She leads the western district of Washington's US attorney. His office and has been on an interim basis since two thousand fourteen when now Seattle mayor Jenny durken step down. Brian Moran is going to replace her. He was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate Moran served in the offices of both Christine Gregoire and rob McKenna during their terms as Washington state attorney general this homeless county employees in charge of ensuring workplace free of harassment has been fired for conduct that some workers. Consider well harassment. Details from komo's Carleen Johnson. Staff complained about remarks made by Tony Robertson. The county's Equal Employment Opportunity officer comments were made during training sessions about workplace harassment. The Everett herald reports in one session, a female worker was having a coughing fit in Robertson asked if he was choking her up because he's handsome and had that effect on women and in a subsequent training. He offended staff by using the word retarded a woman in the training sessions said she had a child with severe developmental disabilities. She asked why he used that term? He then. Said he deliberately used it to see how many in the group were paying attention to the earlier training session and outside investigator determined Robertson could no longer be effective in his role. His last day was January second. Carleen johnson. Komo news city of Seattle Representative say the Aurora bridge is safe as defendants tell their side of the story in the ride the ducks civil trial civil city transportation planner to raise casper told an attorney for the city she's been involved in safety improvements on the highway ninety nine corridor. Dating back sixteen years..

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"al shabaab" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

03:14 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on KOMO

"Low Saturday and Sunday look on and off like they will be rainy days seen a little bit of fog in the Puyallup area where it's thirty one right now it's twenty nine in Olympia downtown Seattle, mostly cloudy, thirty eight. Stay connected. Stay informed. Komo news coward by triple a roadside assistance. Good morning. It's six forty seven Gregg Hersholt and MandA factor here. This is the KOMO morning news and Frank Lenzi is at the editor's desk. Kenyan officials say a deadly siege. At a hotel complex in Nairobi as over at least fifteen people including one American were killed when armed men storm the complex yesterday with us right now on the KOMO morning. News is ABC news contributor, Daryl. Blocker Darryl was with the CIA for twenty eight years and was deputy director of the counterterrorism center. Al Shabaab is the group that claimed responsibility for this. So what do we know about that group? Daryl. Al-shabaab is born out of the basically the crumbling of Somalia in the early nineteen nineties. Uh-huh. Responsible for Black Hawk Down in al-qaeda's in that everyone knows about so. Days of born out of that. And they've never left and their goal essentially to remove all foreigners from Somalia, and for them to adopt sharia law are they do they just wage a war of terror in that country. They do set. They are fighting the international forces that are currently in Somalia, could you military, Ugandan, military and other African partners. So they're fighting them inside Somalia and also. In kenya. And Uganda has been subject to Al Shabaab attacks in the past. Also are hotels frequent targets for them. Tells of course, are where the westerners are going to be and there were Chinese. And. Americans blitz and others that were in those hotels. So yes. That brings into the world. It's world press and attached people that are not just Kenyan, but other nationalities and is the US acted and try to counteract these guys. Yes. Kenyans or some of our better partners. And we have our partners in Somalia as well. Even though government is still struggling and and and getting getting their feet under them, absolutely intelligence and security services. Not just the CIA are assisting. All right. We appreciate your time. Darryl. Thank you ABC news contributed Daryl blocker, KOMO news time, six forty nine. This is a special report from ABC news. I'm Aaron Katersky. A US official tells ABC news there were casualties. American casualties in a blast in Syria. We're told that this blast took place near a routine coalition patrolled in the Syrian community of. They are still trying to gather more details about the incident, but we are told now from a US official. There were American casualties had a blast in Syria. I'm Aaron Katersky..

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"al shabaab" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

05:31 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"My family that hey love. Don't make it. I'll see you again. So -vivor Ronald Andrew what about the attackers? He while they what's happened to them. Well, al-shabaab these missed group from Somalia claimed responsibility. We saw four men on on Cici. Tv we don't know if you are anymore. We know they're all dead. That's being confirmed by the Kenyan authorities and this attack very much in the style of al-shabaab who have of course, been fighting against Kenya can troops involved in Somalia for some years. Now this seen as a retaliation. We know that there were at least fourteen civilians killed although we've heard from the Red Cross that number could be as high as twenty four, and we also noted that a lot of families are still waiting for news. They've gone to the morgue here in Nairobi in of not yet been allowed in many of them to identify relatives. So there's some frustration there. But this was. But relatively brief siege. If you compare it with for instance, the west gate siege of of two thousand and thirteen so the Kenyan authorities insisting that they've learned their lessons from past incidents and are congratulating themselves on a job. Well, done hundred many thanks under hunting live in Nairobi. Let's get a bit more on Al Shabaab unlucky motives for the attack on reports today that the Kennedy security forces may have ignored warnings about an imminent attack me put that to Dr Hasson Kennedy director of the horn institute for strategic studies in Nairobi, I doubt there was a deliberate effort to ignore warnings. Because they think they've been able to swat a number of plots Badshah about previously, but just given the complexity of this region and the porous nature of our border eat subtly likely to allow certain elements to sneak through, but I think we've concerted efforts, especially if the country walks. At the partners who may have experience in counterterrorism efforts is likely to achieve success. In fact, this has been much better success compared to twenty thirteen attack on whisk it mall. The response was lots more prompt and was my fictive. And of course, the casualties were much lower compared to five years ago. And yet it took a long long time to bring the situation under control. Indeed, the authority said it was under control. And then it went on for for several more hours. A things is a Tiffany problem. There was a lot of confusion initially. It wasn't very clear with it was some criminal elements old just some random shooter until much later. That's when it was established. It was in fact, a terrorist attack. And so I think perhaps going forward the security services need to Shane formation. I small think without proper coordination you're likely to see some of the things that we saw yesterday. However again having. In this part of the world. The response was much better compared to five years ago. Why does Al Shabaab want to attack Nairobi? What's it? Same narrow piece a central location for many expatriates international organizations and given Kenya's Joe strategic importance to the world unto the region attacking the Robie or especially a strategic location such as one tucked yesterday. They a likely to get more international media mileage, just like all other terrorist organizations. Al Shabaab wants to show the relevant in world politics. They'll. International peace and security, and so Naro be would be a viable location to attack and the hotel. It was attacked given the frequency with which foreigners and expatriates VCD location. I think you can save from Brogan perspective they've been able to fairly achieve some of the objectives. I'll bait on a limited scale compared to twenty thirteen. If the message is we are still here. We are still a viable and threatening and dangerous. Militant group to what extent is is that true? How strong is Al Shabaab in two thousand nine hundred nineteen Shebeb but few years ago, they were extremely strong and Ted their capacity has been severely degraded both by the Kenyan and Amazon forces in Somalia and to some drone strikes from for instance, some western countries like the United States how ever these enjoy? Credible ability to striking part because of the popularity of Chabad certain parts of Somalia owing to ungoverned spaces and lack of presence of the national government, which is extremely weak Islamic state is that a threat to the group they've been within Al Shabaab health there, those who hold more globalist, Jihadist views and those who hold more nationalistic views that are more confined what's the region? And yes in certain instances, it is a threat, however, scenes at shebab, very organic group that is specific to Somalia and the region. I don't think ISIS has an effect. The weight has had to send me fake to terrorist groups in the Middle East, and that was a security expert, Dr Hossain can NGO of the horn institute for strategic studies based in Nairobi. You're listening.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

03:35 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"At least fourteen people are dead. After gunmen attacked an upscale hotel complex in Kenya's, capital Nairobi. One question is whether an American is among the dead were checking on that the Somalia based militant group, Al Shabaab has claimed responsibility bursts of gunfire and explosions could be heard around the hotel complex more than sixteen hours after the attack began Kenyan President of Kenya has since announced the siege is over and that all attackers are quote eliminated, right NPR's. Ada Peralta has been on the scene and joins us now eight or have things finally calmed down or people feeling a sense of safety. I mean, they were shooting going on hours after this took place. Yeah. There was shooting going on this morning. But right now, there are no more gun fire explosion or explosions, but there's still a big security presence. And there's still a lot of unanswered questions. What's the total number of people dead? How the terrorists to manage to get into a secure hotel that hotel had to check points. It had lots of security it had metal detectors. So there's a lot of questions left unanswered. So this is a hotel. There was sort of braced for something like this. And yet this group was able to carry this out which has to be making a lot of people question security structures in the country after seeing this. Yeah. I think that's the big question. I think, you know, this is this is a city that always has braced for these kinds of attacks. The kind of security is not uncommon here in Nairobi. So it leaves people fearing. And Al Shabaab, I mean has struck high-traffic civilian areas in Kenya many times in the past. So I mean, what what are people saying and telling you about the way forward here if this group is still able to carry stuff like this out. I think there's a sense of disbelief here. I'm actually at the morgue right now. It's just a lot of families looking for answers. They're sitting around. They're looking inconsolable. You know, I saw lady faint. She was overcome by grief. I I also spoke to Jess Justin Jamie, who's an alderman who lost two family members in the attack. He Somali a Muslim communities that always come under suspicion during these times. And what he was saying is that terrorism. Does it make sense? But every time this happens. Kenya has to come to terms with its vast diversity. And is is the government able to deal with Al Shabaab at all? I mean does anyone feel like the government's gonna be able to take care of this? Militant group. Kenya is in a tough neighborhood al-shabaab, obviously controls huge parts of Somalia, and they will always be a threat or they're always a threat to to Kenya. But the president says that Kenya embraces peaceful coexistence, but they will never forget those who hurt their children. Right NPR's. Ava Peralta on the scene of a terrorist attack in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Inter thank you so much. Thank you, David. This.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on KCRW

"Sudden, we just had boom and everything went there does an alum. What? Tennessee couldn't eat pick their foreign show shaking. It's affected people. This isn't confirmed. But there had been some reports that a suspect had been apprehended and Jeffrey said he had been there and witnessed the apprehension of a suspect. The militant group al-shabaab which had ties in Somalia and spread loosely across east Africa shebab claimed responsibility for the attack. Do you have any other details about their intent? And is it clear that the claim of responsibility did in fact come from legitimate agents of shebab? Well, Reuters reported that it was a spokesman of Shabaab who made this claim. So it seems legitimate and the timing of it seems interesting. This attack comes three years after one hundred Kenyan soldiers, Katie f- soldiers were killed by al-shabaab in an attack in Somalia. It also comes shortly before a verdict is expected in the trial of men who are charged in aiding the al-shabaab attack on west gate mall in Nairobi five years ago. Right. That was a major. Shebab attack in two thousand thirteen seventy people died the standoff even dragged on for a couple of days. Do you think today's attack though reminded Kenyans of lists fragile existence between them and al-shabaab? Definitely. There's certainly been a lot of emotional and passionate appeals saying we need to get out of Somalia to stop this from happening again. This is really senseless. Whoever is behind.

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"al shabaab" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"al shabaab" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Been this could have no idea. Just net to see what's next. So just a little while ago on he told me that he did hear back from her and the interior minister Fred Matangi says that the situation is under control, but just a few minutes after that we heard more gun fire. And so people are worried that things are still going on tell us about the place, the hotel office complex for where this is all playing out who would have been in there at the time of the attack. It's a nice place. It's a place with a fancy deadly, and it has a really nice outdoor patio. It's where people take their lunch for the come for work meetings or they have coffee, and it's usually packed during the lunch hour in the thing about these attacks 'specially here in Kenya. Is that they happen in places where any one of us would find themselves, and that's why they're there specially terrifying for people tell us about the claim of responsibility by the Somali extremist group al-shabaab. So Al Shabaab says that they were conducting an operation here in Nairobi, essentially, taking responsibility for this and I'll show up has attacked Kenya. Before they did. So in two thousand thirteen when they attacked the mall here, leaving sixty seven dead, and they attacked a college and career in two thousand fifteen where it left almost one hundred and fifty people dead. So Al Shabaab is a constant threat. They controlled much of Somalia and they target Kenya. Because Kenya provides many of the soldiers who fight them in Somalia, and what's the reaction been among people in Nairobi who you're talking to today. What's the atmosphere like there? There's a lot of sadness. I think people feel this is a place that constantly worries about these attacks. There's know the kind of security you have to go through to get to this kind of hotel. For example, they checked the back of your car. You have to go through a metal detector. So in a lot of ways this is the country that that is always bracing itself for this kind of attack. But today, I just I've heard a lot of sadness that that it has happened again. But government officials the interior minister Fred Matang says that Kenya will not be powered by this attack that Kenya will move forward. All right NPR's. Ava Peralta in Nairobi Kenya. Thank you..

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