MOGADISHU, – The head of a Somali aid agency says a gunman shot dead a Somali woman employee in the latest of a string of attacks on aid workers. Duniya Sheik Daud was the 15th aid worker killed so far this year in Somalia by Al-Shabaab.
See my prior post, Thursday, October 23, 2008, Al-Shabaab Terrorists in Somalia Take Aim at U.S. and U.N. Aid Workers
Ali Sheik, the head of aid agency Iida, said Daud was killed Saturday evening as she returned from work at the organization in the central Somali town of Gurilel. The group campaigns for women's rights and against female genital mutilation. Islamic insurgents, the Al-Shabaab terrorists, control the town of Gurilel and they have previously threatened specific AID agencies. Aid groups said last week that more than 100 attacks against aid agencies had been reported.
Islamic militants, Al-Shabaab, with ties to al-Qaeda have been battling the shaky transitional government and its Ethiopian allies since their combined forces pushed the Islamists from the capital in December 2006.
The spokesman for Ash-shabaab Shaykh Mokhtaar Roobow ‘Ali (Abo mansoor) stated few days ago, "that CARE, IMC and all American agencies can not operate on the entire provinces under mujaahideen control. Reason being is, that it has been confirmed CARE was directly involved in the killing of Moallim Adam Haashi Ayrow (may Allah have mercy upon him) by USA. On the other hand IMC was found out to be busy on a plan to assassinate Shaykh Abo Mansoor (may Allah preserve him). UN agencies which number more than 20 agencies which is a mix of Christian missionaries and spies, are based in all of the countrys’ provinces under the guise of handing out wheat and porridge".
UNICEF aid worker killed in Somalia Monday, October 20, 2008. Gunmen in Somalia have killed an aid worker employed by the United Nations during an attack against humanitarians in the war-ravaged country, witnesses reported Monday.
A regional official in Somalia accused Islamist rebels, Al-Shabaab, on Monday of killing a U.N. employee in the second assassination of a senior aid worker in two days in the lawless Horn of Africa nation. We are sure Al-Shabaab killed him," Mohamed Maalim told Reuters.
Southern Somalia resident Abdi Aden said three gunmen shot the Somali employee of the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, late on Sunday evening as he walked home in the southern town of Hudur. Islamic insurgents, the Al-Shabaab terrorists, control the town of Hudur and they have previously threatened specific agencies.
A Somali colleague, who asked not to be identified out of fear of reprisals, also confirmed the death. UNICEF is investigating the report, said organization spokeswoman Denise Shepard-Johnson from Nairobi, Kenya. Another UN employee was shot three days ago as he left a mosque in the port of Merka. Fourteen humanitarian workers have been killed in Somalia so far this year by the Al-Shabaab terrorists.
The FBI is sorely lacking Arabic translators to monitor terror sites, the Jihad terror sites hosted in the USA must be shut down like http://kataaib.net/ the official website of the Somali Jihad group, Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen, Hosted ISP by;
8100 NE Parkway Dr # 300
Vancouver, WA 98662
Phone (360) 449-5900
On February 29, 2008, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice designated al-Shabaab (aka al-Shabab, aka Shabaab, aka the Youth, aka Mujahidin al-Shabaab Movement, aka Mujahideen Youth Movement, aka Mujahidin Youth Movement, aka MYM, aka Harakat Shabab al-Mujahidin, aka Hizbul Shabaab, aka Hisb’ul Shabaab, aka al-Shabaab al-Islamiya, aka Youth Wing, aka al Shabaab al-Islaam, aka al-Shabaab al-Jihaad, aka the Unity of Islamic Youth) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as amended) and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 (as amended).
The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against the provision of material support or resources to al-Shabaab and blocking of all property and interests in property of the organization that are in the United States, or come within the United States, or the control of U.S. persons