Skip to comments.Militant base 'attacked from sea" in Somalia
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 ...
Cleaning out a nest of pirates. Excellent. I hope every boat in the harbor now lies at the bottom.
Somalia needs to be a boat free zone for the next 40 years.
They need to be an Islam Free Zone!
I’m down with both. Go for a 200 mi coastal (land) zone to keep the place deflated.
Only one? The only good Islamist, is a.....Well, you know.
Shish-Kabob Al-Shabab, Be bop Be bop!
I hope they kill every fricken skinny that they can find
“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
How about some air strikes that completely level “their base” along with the scum operating inside it?
One if by land, and two if by sea ? Allah fubar!
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!
My bet is the place and everybody in it has been wiped out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds like an excellent free fire zone for some of our aging ship to shore missiles.
I wonder if McCain was there? havent seen him on TV lately?
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”...
This picture just came in. The picture was taken just before the missiles struck.
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.
Marines aren’t spec-ops, do you mean ex Marines that served in Marine spec-ops units?
Yup, and we lost another member of NATO in southern Helmand in a green on blue.
Fwiw, al Shabaab now say it was British & Turkish troops.
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.
Let's hope so.
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.
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.
Any just Army vets?
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.
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”.