January 26, 2009
Eleven more AMERICANS arrested in Somaliland
More on this story. It seems like there were more arrests involving US
citizens traitors, specifically Somali-Americans. Somaliland authorities arrested 11 Somali-Americans in connection to the smuggling of anti-aircraft weapons. The 11 Somali-Americans were trained by al Shabaab, aka the African Taliban, and according to authorities were supposed to carry out attacks in the capital of Somaliland.
So that brings the total of Somali-Americans arrested in Somaliland up to 15. At least five more traitors are on the loose somewhere on the horn of Africa. It's a good thing al Shabaab's website has been shut down, this should cut down on their recruitment ability.
Somaliland is an autonomous part of Somalia considered "friendly" to the U.S. Unlike the rest of the country, it has something resembling a functioning government.
MOGADISHU, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Security forces in the self-declared republic of Somaliland in northwestern Somalia on Friday siezed nearly 10 small one-time use anti-aircraft missile launchers and arrested two suspects in connection with the illegal weapons in Hargeisa, capital of the state, reports reaching here said.UPDATE by Rusty: This is a followup to an earlier post, tipped by Kyros: Four Americans arrested in Somalia and Feds Order Al Qaeda in Somalia (Al-Shabaab) Website Closed
Abdullahi Ismail Irro, the interior minister of Somaliland which declared its independence from the rest of Somalia in 1991, said the missile launchers were originally from Eritrea and were transported through the central Somali region of Galgadud before they were stored in a house in Hargeisa. [...]
Eleven youths suspected of being trained with the hardline Islamist group of Al-Shabaab in the south-central Somalia were arrested. The youths reportedly arrived from Mogadishu to Hargeisaand had lived in the United States.
The suicide bombers were Somali youths allegedly recruited and trained by Al-Shabaab movement to carry out the attacks in Hargeisa.
If you haven't been following, there is a related story about the al Qaeda linked Somali terrorists' US hosted website which was closed upon government orders last week. There is some speculation that the two events are related.
Keep an eye on Somalia people. Keep an eye on Somalia.
If any one has any other information or links to stories about Somalians being arrested in the US or Europe or Americans arrested/detained/killed in the Horn of Africa, do me a favor and drop me or Kyros a line.