Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 30th, 2013
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By Stig Hansen Harakat Al Shabaab is an organisation that has, for many years, been misunderstood. This is perhaps most clearly illustrated by the frequent predictions concerning its fragmentation and imagined demise. These predictions first occurred in 2008 and have been repeated ever since. They ov...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Apr 3rd, 2013
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Canada’s top spy says he’s concerned about home grown terrorism as a key risk to Canadian security. “The radicalization of Canadians continues to be of concern to the service,” reported CSIS director, Richard Fadden to the Senate on February 11th of this year. “CSIS is currently aware of dozens of Ca...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Mar 22nd, 2013
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The government considers al Shabaab done as a major military force and is now considered a threat as bandits and terrorists. The AU (African Union) peacekeepers and government troops continue to chase the Islamic radicals out of towns and villages in central Somalia. There are not enough troops avail...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 22nd, 2013
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The UN is trying to pressure the Somali government to halt the criminal activity by their troops and pro-government militias. These men have been more frequently caught by journalists robbing, raping, and killing civilians. The deaths of children are particularly embarrassing to donor nations. Peacek...
By benim
In East Africa
May 13th, 2011
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Mogadishu – An acrimonious power struggle among Somalia’s leaders is opening the way for Islamist militants to step up their insurgency against the government, the African Union peacekeeping force said on Thursday. Military offensives in the capital Mogadishu and in the south of the count...
By benim
In East Africa
May 11th, 2011
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MOGADISHU, Somalia—An American fighting for an al-Qaida linked militant group in wartorn Somalia is threatening to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden. Omar Hammami, known as Abu Mansur al-Amriki, or “the American,” said Wednesday that bin Laden’s death does not mean the end of atta...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Apr 12th, 2011
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NAIROBI, Kenya – An American from Alabama who joined Somalia’s most dangerous militant group has released two new rap songs, a possible indication he is still alive after rumors circulated of his death. Omar Hammami joined the al-Qaida-linked Somali militants in 2007. A jihadist website posted ...
By benim
In Analysis
Nov 6th, 2010
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MOGADISHU, Somalia — Rake-thin young men wearing headscarves covering their faces shoulder AK-47 rifles and rocket propelled grenade launchers. They clamber through the ruins of Mogadishu, heading to the frontlines where they begin firing upon positions held by the Transitional Federal Government. El...