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Militant base 'attacked from sea" in Somalia
BBC News ^ | 10/5/2013 | BBC

Posted on 10/04/2013 11:20:16 PM PDT by Nextrush

Unidentified foreign forces have launched a night-time raid on a militant base in the south Somali town of Barawe from the sea, reports say.

A spokesman for the al-Shabab Islamist group told Reuters news agency that one of its fighters had been killed during the raid.......

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility last month for the deadly attack on a Kenyan shopping mall.....

According to the Somali news website Midnimo, two helicopters were also involved in the raid.....

"Westerners in boats attacked our base as Barawe beach and one was martyred from our side," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Masab, described as al-Shabab's spokesman for military operations, told Reuters by phone......

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abudiyad; africa; alshabaab; britain; chechen; chechnya; diyad; france; ikrima; islam; shabaab; somalia; terrorism; turkey; usa; waronterror
Speculation further in the story mentioning US drones used in Somalia and a French raid earlier this year to free an intelligence agent there.
1 posted on 10/04/2013 11:20:16 PM PDT by Nextrush
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To: Nextrush

Cleaning out a nest of pirates. Excellent. I hope every boat in the harbor now lies at the bottom.


2 posted on 10/04/2013 11:25:36 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Nextrush

Somalia needs to be a boat free zone for the next 40 years.


3 posted on 10/04/2013 11:26:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

They need to be an Islam Free Zone!


4 posted on 10/04/2013 11:29:59 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: sheik yerbouty

I’m down with both. Go for a 200 mi coastal (land) zone to keep the place deflated.


5 posted on 10/04/2013 11:31:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

You bet!


6 posted on 10/04/2013 11:38:47 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Nextrush
A spokesman for the al-Shabab Islamist group told Reuters news agency that one of its fighters had been killed during the raid.......

Only one? The only good Islamist, is a.....Well, you know.

7 posted on 10/05/2013 12:11:30 AM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Nextrush

Shish-Kabob Al-Shabab, Be bop Be bop!


8 posted on 10/05/2013 12:23:33 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Nextrush

great news
I hope they kill every fricken skinny that they can find


9 posted on 10/05/2013 12:23:34 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Nextrush

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” ~ George Orwell


10 posted on 10/05/2013 12:25:07 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Liberal women now play the vagina card to win their arguments.)
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To: Nextrush

How about some air strikes that completely level “their base” along with the scum operating inside it?


11 posted on 10/05/2013 12:59:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Nextrush

One if by land, and two if by sea ? Allah fubar!


12 posted on 10/05/2013 1:03:15 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Nextrush

Sounds like a failed mission, if only one pirate got to meet Allah in Hades. The West should be assisting them in every way possible, with their pursuit of martyrdom, only on OUR terms, not theirs!


13 posted on 10/05/2013 1:13:24 AM PDT by A Formerly Proud Canadian (I once was lost but now I'm found; blind but now I see.)
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To: Mark17
Only one?

My bet is the place and everybody in it has been wiped out.

14 posted on 10/05/2013 1:15:56 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: F15Eagle

To #11. I’m with you. Where the hell is napalm now that we need it? Oh, we signed a banning treaty under either Bush or Clinton.

Best weapon for cleaning out jungle sites, enemy convoys on the open desert, and Taliban fighters on the tops and sides of mountains in their ambushes.

But no, our ROEs wouldn’t let us fight like we were supposed to and more American soldiers keep getting killed.

Dempsey and the rest of the JCS should be courtmartialed and jailed for life for their near treasonous actions or inactions.


15 posted on 10/05/2013 1:53:31 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Nextrush.
Unidentified foreign forces have launched a night-time raid on a militant base in the south Somali town of Barawe from the sea... "Westerners in boats attacked our base as Barawe beach and one was martyred from our side," Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Masab, described as al-Shabab's spokesman for military operations, told Reuters by phone.

16 posted on 10/05/2013 2:44:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Nextrush

Could be a private rescue operation. People can buy executive insurance. If captured by the bad guys, the insurance company will send commandos in to rescue you. Don’t know a lot about them but a few of their operations have made international news. The rescue teams are composed of former military spec-ops people, Rangers and Marines.


17 posted on 10/05/2013 4:57:39 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Mark17
I hope the mussie, enjoy his 72 Helen Thomases.

18 posted on 10/05/2013 5:49:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Nextrush
Reuters is saying the target was a Chechen.

We understand that French troops injured Abu Diyad also known as Abu Ciyad, an al Shabaab leader from Chechnya. They killed his main guard who was also a foreigner. The main target was the Shabaab leader from Chechnya," an intelligence officer based in Mogadishu, who gave his name as Mohamed, told Reuters.

19 posted on 10/05/2013 6:30:36 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Nextrush

Sounds like an excellent free fire zone for some of our aging ship to shore missiles.


20 posted on 10/05/2013 6:53:23 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: Grampa Dave

I wonder if McCain was there? havent seen him on TV lately?


21 posted on 10/05/2013 7:23:22 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Nextrush

I would be very pleased to see more of these terrorists sent on their way to The World of Seventy-Two Virgins—or, as the news story puts it (quoting one of the terrorists), “martyred”...


22 posted on 10/05/2013 7:25:56 AM PDT by AmericanExceptionalist (Democrats believe in discussing the full spectrum of ideas, all the way from far left to center-left)
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To: rrrod
"I wonder if McCain was there? havent seen him on TV lately?"

This picture just came in. The picture was taken just before the missiles struck.


23 posted on 10/05/2013 7:27:05 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Boycott Reno & Las Vegas until those in control there, remove Reid from the senate!)
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To: Nextrush

I’m curious if they weren’t sent to snatch someone. If the goal was to kill them, a missile launch from an aircraft or ships would have been easier.


24 posted on 10/05/2013 8:00:31 AM PDT by csvset
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To: Nextrush

Mitch Rapp


25 posted on 10/05/2013 8:21:49 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: sergeantdave

Marines aren’t spec-ops, do you mean ex Marines that served in Marine spec-ops units?


26 posted on 10/05/2013 8:51:05 AM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Yup, and we lost another member of NATO in southern Helmand in a green on blue.


27 posted on 10/05/2013 9:18:26 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Grampa Dave

28 posted on 10/05/2013 9:21:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nextrush

Fwiw, al Shabaab now say it was British & Turkish troops.


29 posted on 10/05/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT by csvset
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To: ccmay
Cleaning out a nest of pirates. Excellent. I hope every boat in the harbor now lies at the bottom.

A major reason the Somalis turned to piracy was that when their government collapsed fleets of fishing boats from places like China and The Philippines cleaned out Somalia's territorial waters leaving the locals starving.

30 posted on 10/05/2013 10:25:10 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Lancey Howard
My bet is the place and everybody in it has been wiped out.

Let's hope so.

31 posted on 10/05/2013 12:12:45 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Pan_Yan
.....fleets of fishing boats from places like China and The Philippines cleaned out Somalia's territorial waters leaving the locals starving.

The Fearless Sea Scouts of the Somali Environmental Protection Sustainable Fishing Department strike again, eh?

Fairly complete Lefty-Wing Hosshiite. The big boats of the Somali fishing fleet are now the motherships for piratical operations. The money is better in piracy until the Euro-Weenies get really angry.

Great opportunity for armed tourism.

32 posted on 10/05/2013 12:33:42 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( "Obama, The Movie" Introducing Reggie Love as "Monica! ")
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To: ansel12

Guess I wasn’t clear. The executive rescue teams are mainly made up of:

1. Former spec-ops.

2. Ranger veterans.

3. Marine veterans.

Can also throw in pilots, both rotor and fixed wing. In-country operatives are utilized too.

There, I’ve completely exhausted my meager knowledge of executive rescue. Oh, it’s fairly cheap to buy an executive rescue policy. If you believe that Maoists or Mau-Maus are stalking you, call your local insurance agent today. No, I don’t sell insurance.

:-)


33 posted on 10/05/2013 1:45:33 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Any just Army vets?


34 posted on 10/05/2013 2:06:42 PM PDT by ansel12 ( 'I'm on That New Obama Diet... Every Day I Let Vladimir Putin Eat My Lunch' .)
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To: Nextrush

More worthless pinprick surgical bullcrap strikes. we need to go in and cause massive casualties...and promise more....if we are in the slightest way perturbed.


35 posted on 10/06/2013 10:34:15 PM PDT by TomasUSMC
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To: TomasUSMC

Pinprick attacks are the standard for Republicans and Democrats since World War 2.

We don’t fight wars to win anymore. whether the “Cold War” or the “War on Terrorism”.


36 posted on 10/07/2013 7:36:49 AM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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