Somalia: al Shabaab defend attacks on Mogadishu's airport by killing 32 people, Sep 23rd, 2008 - 11:00:01 AM.
MOGADISHU, Somalia Sep 23 (Garowe Online) - A spokesman for an Islamist terrorist group waging an insurgency in Somalia claimed responsibility for yesterday's mortar attack on the capital Mogadishu's international airport, Radio Garowe reported Tuesday.
Abu Mansu (Photo with Mic), al Shabaab spokesman Muktar Robow "Abu Mansur," the spokesman for al Shabaab, told Mogadishu-based media that the mortar attack "killed many soldiers" after an airplane attempted to land at Aden Adde International Airport. African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeepers protecting the airport responded with an artillery barrage and the Gallad Airlines plane from Puntland landed safely.
[ READ: 32 killed as insurgents target Mogadishu airport]
At least 32 people were killed in some of the worst bombardment in Mogadishu, as street battles raged between al Shabaab insurgents/terrorists and Ethiopian-backed government forces and AMISOM peacekeepers. Abu Mansur said Mogadishu's airport is "used for military purposes and to transport weapons" to the Somali government and its military allies, underscoring the guerrilla group's decision to target the airport with mortars.
Mogadishu-based business groups and the Islamic Courts movement have publicly opposed al Shabaab's decision to target the airport, which has practically brought commercial flights to a virtual standstill since September 16.
"The Djibouti peace talks is not in the Somali people's interest," the al Shabaab spokesman said, adding that it is intended to "weaken the jihad" in Somalia.
IDP camp near Mogadishu Exodus...Hundreds of civilians were reported to be leaving some of Mogadishu's heavy-hit neighborhoods, including Hodan and Howlwadaag districts where many civilians were killed during Monday's bombardment. "I don't know where we are going, but we have to flee before more shells hit us," said a mother of five fleeing her home in Howlwadaag.
Business at the notorious Bakara Market was reportedly slow today, with shop owners and consumers alike mindful of another bombardment of the country's largest marketplace. Upwards of 700,000 people fled Mogadishu since the beginning of the anti-Ethiopia insurgency in January 2007, according to UN figures.
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A former Houston man arrested in Kenya has been charged in Texas with teaming with al-Qaida to overthrow the Somali government and form an Islamic state there. Daniel Joseph Maldonado, 28, also known as Daniel Aljughaifi, was ordered held without bail on federal charges of undergoing military training with a terrorist organization and conspiring to use a destructive device. Maldonado’s arrest marks the first criminal prosecution of an American suspected of joining terrorists in Somalia. According to the criminal complaint, Maldonado traveled from Houston to Africa in November 2005. By December 2006, the complaint says, he was in Somalia and had joined with Al-Shabaab and elements of al-Qaida to fight in a rebellion designed to overthrow the Somali government and install an Islamic state.
MALDONADO stated that while residing with the young mujahadin (Al-Shabaab) in Mogadishu, he became aware that a1 Qaeda members were residing and training in the same compound. A Yemeni who personally knew bin Laden, and MALDONADO, participated in nightly gatherings during which stories of bin Laden were told by the Yemeni. MALDONADO identified certain members at the camp as being a1-Qaeda, although he did not know for sure who all of the a1 Qaeda members were. MALDONADO opined that a1 Qaeda fighters were given much more respect than members of the Al-shabaab. During discussions with the young mujahadin,they spoke about conquering Somalia, Ethiopia, and Egypt and making them Islamic states. MALDONADO learned about a major a1 Qaeda operative fighting in the southern part of Somalia whom he did not meet.
The CW (Cooperating Witness) saw an individual who matched the description MALDONADO gave of the "bomb maker." The CW saw that the "bomb maker" had a thick manual with a pink cover that contained information on how to make explosives. The CW saw MALDONADO looking through the book. The CW also saw the "bomb maker" in the possession of an amber colored bottle which the "bomb maker" treated as if it were very fragile. The CW heard the sound of explosions while at the camp. The CW further saw the "bomb maker" in the possession of a granular powder which he described as an explosive, and a hollowed-out AA battery filled with an explosive substance.
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