Friday, October 22, 2010

Somalia Resistance Forces Parade Thousands Vowing to Avenge Sheikh Muktar Abu-Yazid

[October 22, 2010]

Al-Shabaab to Avenge Sheikh Muktar Abu-Yazid

Oct 22, 2010 (Garowe Online/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) -- In a show of defiance Al-Shabaab has paraded thousands of trained fighters in the Somali capital, Mogadishu to fight against the African Union troops, AMISOM and the Transitional Federal Government soldiers, Radio Garowe Reports.

Senior Al-Shabaab officials, Ali Mohamad Rage commonly refered to us 'Ali Dere' and Muktar Robow Ali 'Abu-Mansor' claimed the fighters will defend Somali from external invention by AMISOM and the TFG government backed by Ethiopia and international community.

Al-Shabaab alleged the trainees were ready to take part in their quest to free Somali from foreign invention and has urged the public to endorse the fighter.

Hundreds of Somali youngsters are recruited and trained in camps in southern Somalia by the al-Shabaab, a Somali insurgent faction embracing a radical form of Islam similar to the harsh, conservative brand practiced by Afghanistan's Taliban regime.

Abu-Mansor on hand emphasized that the fighters will avenge the death of Sheikh Muktar Abu-Yazid who was killed by Americans in Afghanistan.

"Am sending a message to Americans you are enemies of Islam and these fighters are ready to battle you" said Abu-Mansor.

United States has warned that, the Horn of Africa nation is turning out to be an al-Qaeda safe hevean, with terrorist-linked groups like al-Shabaab controlling large part of southern and central regions and waging deadly attacks against the UN-backed Somali government.

Along with other insurgent groups such as Hisbul Islam, al-Shabaab has trapped the country's UN and U.S backed Transitional Federal Government into a small part of Mogadishu,the Somali capital.

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