Archive for Al-Shabab

Al Qaeda fugitive reported killed in Somalia (U)

Posted in counterterrorism with tags , , , , on September 16, 2009 by admin

Fears of an increasing AQ presence in the country grow:

U.S. Special Operations forces aboard helicopters attacked a convoy said to contain a top Al Qaeda fugitive. U.S. and Somali officials confirmed Tuesday that the man was killed, and Islamist insurgents vowed to seek revenge.
Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a Kenyan citizen, was wanted for questioning in connection with the car bombing of a beach resort in Kenya and the near-simultaneous attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner in 2002. Ten Kenyans and three Israelis were killed in the blast at the hotel. The missiles missed the airliner.

SOMALIA: Al Qaeda fugitive reported killed — chicagotribune.com

Al Shabab has already announced they will avenge this killing.

Anyway, has this something to do with the plot to kill Hillary Clinton? It’s probable, although there is no official communication US state or from any US agency.

Related: AQ leader’s death a blow to Somali group, FOX News. One more primary U.S. target, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, is still believed to be in the country, with a $5 million bounty on his head. Mohammed was indicted for the 1998 bombings and has been on the FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists since its inception. Mohammed has repeatedly eluded authorities’ efforts to kill or capture him and is reported to be Al Qaeda’s leading figure in east Africa.

(U) Commando raid in Somalia is latest in covert operations across the Globe, LWJ.

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Alleged Australian terrorists linked to Al-Shabab wanted to do something “big, monstrous”

Posted in arrested terrorists, terrorist attacks with tags , , on August 27, 2009 by admin

Alleged conspirators in a terror plot to attack an Australian army base hated non-Muslims and described their planned suicide mission as a “great, monstrous thing,” a court heard Tuesday.

Phone calls between the men and with an Islamic cleric in Somalia that were intercepted by police show the suspects thought they could kill up to 10 soldiers in about 20 minutes before being killed themselves in the attack, according to police records presented to the court.

Australian Federal Police agent David Kinton told the court on Tuesday that phone intercepts revealed a common theme of conversations held by one of the suspects, Saney Edow Aweys, was “hatred towards Australia and Australian people and anyone who doesn’t follow Islam.