Friday, July 29, 2011

Somalian Resistance Forces Move to Block Further Western Intervention

July 28, 2011

Somalia: Fighting Erupts Over Aid


Heavy fighting broke out Thursday in the capital, Mogadishu, as African Union peacekeepers launched an offensive to protect famine relief efforts from attacks by the Shabab rebels, officials said. At least six people died.

The Shabab, which initially said they would allow the aid to be delivered, changed their mind last week.

The rebels have sent 300 reinforcement fighters to Mogadishu in recent days, said Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, spokesman for the African Union peacekeeping force.

He said the Shabab were trying to prevent aid from reaching the tens of thousands of famine refugees who have poured into Mogadishu this month.

1 comment:

Muhammadthejust said...

Bis mi Allah Ar Rahman Nir Rahim!
Peace in time of Defense:

I greatly appreciate this powerful blog, especially the correct labeling of Al Shabaab as a "Resistance Force", good job.

But the AP news wire, and the other Western news outlets, is suspect. The AP, UPI and others should be honestly and critically commented upon by honest, trusted and independent reporters and observers. Don't you think?

Thank you,
M.A. A.A.