Skip to comments.Bilal al-Sudani: US forces kill Islamic State Somalia leader in cave complex
Posted on 01/27/2023 7:08:28 PM PST by BenLurkin
He was killed after US special forces raided a remote mountainous cave complex hoping to capture him.
"Al-Sudani was responsible for fostering the growing presence of ISIS in Africa," Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said.
He also allegedly funded the group's activities globally, Mr Austin added.
Analysts say the fact that US troops were sent under orders of President Joe Bidento kill or capture Sudani, rather than using a less risky drone strike, indicates his significance.
Details about the nature of the operation have not been released, however the soldiers were drafted in via helicopter, according to the New York Times with Sudani killed after a gunfight broke out.
The operation comes after President Biden redeployed hundreds of US troops to the country after his predecessor, Donald Trump, pulled them out. However, those forces are reportedly only there to train Somali soldiers, rather than conduct operations.
In recent years, the Islamic State group has reportedly expanded its activities into several African countries, including Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
However Islamic State is a relatively small group in Somalia, with the al-Qaeda linked group al-Shabab far more prominent - it controls many southern areas.
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Who wrote this? Maybe Joe Bidento will be marked on ballots for Latino areas.
After 9/11 we should have put our fleet in the Mediterranean, landed an army in Morocco, and went east on a Sherman’s March all the way to Istanbul burning down everything within 50 miles of the ocean. Meanwhile Mecca should have been nuked.
Bidento! I noticed it too. I think I will use it occasionally.
But we can’t stop illegals invading freely across the border.
While we sent 100’s of Billions to Ukraine to protect it’s border from Russian illegal invaders.
Islam is Islam. A better idea is to remove our military presence from everywhere from south end of the Pillars of Hercules to the frontiers of Pakistan minus Baghram. The US Navy should be made to be overwhelmingly strong in the waters adjacent. Had we not relinquished Baghram Airbase it would have been the perfect pivot with Diego Garcia.
The only time Democrats put any effort to kill Islamic terrorists is when their polling isn’t going well and they need a boost.
I wonder if world police beat the suspect death like they do in Memphis?
You might say that “He caved in” to our forces.
Lone Survivor all over again. I hope the commanders know what they’re doing.
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