Skip to comments.Kenya: Zawahri urges Somali militants to fight on against "crusaders"
Posted on 11/07/2012 11:13:38 AM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, in a statement on an Islamist website, urged Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents to fight back against what he called "crusader invaders" after Kenyan forces forced them out of their last urban bastion.
Backed by African Union (AU) peacekeepers, government forces have pushed the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab insurgents out of the main urban areas they took over in their five-year-old revolt, spurring many Somalis to return to rebuild their country. But the capital Mogadishu remains vulnerable to militant attacks.
"Show them the fire of jihad (Islamic holy struggle) and its heat. Chase them with guerrilla warfare, ambushes, martyrdom (suicide attacks)," Zawahri said in the video posted on Tuesday on a website used by Islamists.
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Reuters PC MC definition of jihad
jihad (Islamic holy struggle)
guerrilla warfare, ambushes, martyrdom (suicide attacks)