Skip to comments.Slain al-Qaida suspect's mother asks to see body
Posted on 09/16/2009 11:39:26 AM PDT by La Lydia
MOMBASA, Kenya The mother of a top al-Qaida fugitive who was killed in a U.S. raid in Somalia demanded Wednesday to see her son's body while a Somalia-based group claimed him as their leader and confirmed his death. Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a 30-year-old Kenyan, was wanted for the 2002 car bombing of a beach resort in Kenya and a failed attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner. Three senior U.S. officials familiar with Monday's commando raid confirmed he was killed.
Aisha Abdallah told The Associated Press she wants "to see the body of my son before it is buried. My son has never been a terrorist..."
A statement posted on an Islamic Web site Wednesday from the al-Shabab Mujahideen Movement confirmed Nabhan's death and the death of an unspecified number of other militants. U.S. officials said six people were killed in the strike by elite U.S. forces...The Somalia-based insurgent group vowed to avenge Nabhan's death and said they would keep fighting....
Monday's raid rare in Somalia since the October 1993 battle of "Black Hawk Down" underscored concerns that lawless Somalia is fast becoming a haven for terrorists, including foreigners who want to plot attacks beyond the African country's borders...the attack was launched by forces from multiple U.S. military branches and included Navy SEALs, at least two Army assault helicopters and the involvement of two U.S. warships in the region for months....
U.S. officials have become increasingly concerned that al-Qaida insurgents are moving out of safe havens along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border and into anarchic Somalia, where they can mobilize recruits without interference.
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Is he all blown up?
Going after terrorists clear back to Somalia... somebody is getting serious.
Give the body to the mother.
...just a life long committed, active jihadi...
“Here he is, ma’am... in this Tupperware bowl.”
It’s over there.
And over there.
Oooh, there’s a piece, too!
After we blew him up, one of our helicopters grabbed him so they could do a DNA test to prove that he’s the one we killed. He was killed when we strafed the convoy he was traveling in, so I assume he is a little damaged. I would love to see the war porn of that little exercise. :)
She, too, is a lying POS who would kill you as fast as look at you. When we get through with him, maybe she can have him back.
I thought we WERE through with him.
Don’t be so cold. We should arrange a reunion with her son at the earliest possible moment.
But he is all wrapped up in bacon now...
Incoming!! Or however you say it in Somali.
Maybe I didn’t set it up very well. Her son is in Hell, see?
And I was suggesting we send her to meet him there.
Wrap him in pork fat and cremate him. Then give his mother the ashes.