Apparently these photos of unmasked Al-Shabaab militants were used by Special Operations Group (SOG) and Navy SEALs operatives for identification and termination in Somalia. Al-Shabbab militants do not allow themselves to be photographed without masks now. Al-Shabaab had been recruiting would be terrorists from the USA on their website kataaib.net. since 2007. It looks like Special Ops Forces and US Navy SEALSs have been hunting and killing Al-Shabaab militants inside Somalia since at least 2009. On January 23, 2009, the Somalia Al-Shabaab (Al-Qaeda linked) terrorist website http://www.kataaib.net/ was shut down, the Domain was cancelled per a US Government Order.
US Navy SEAL Team Six member Kyle Milliken was killed in a Somalia search and destroy mission on May 5th, 2017. NY TIMES, The member of the Navy SEALs who was killed in Somalia was moving alongside — not behind, as the Pentagon initially said — Somali security forces approaching a complex inhabited by Al-Shabaab militants when the insurgents opened fire, American military officials said on Tuesday. The SEAL member, Kyle Milliken, a 38-year-old senior chief petty officer, died on Friday during the mission in support of Somali Army forces fighting the Al-Shabaab, the Islamist militant group. Two other Americans, including a Somali-American interpreter, were wounded when they came under fire during the mission around 40 miles west of Mogadishu, the capital. The Navy SEAL members were in Somalia for “an advise, assist and accompany mission,” and Defense Department officials said that Somali forces were to have led the operation, with American forces hanging back. But Brig. Gen. David J. Furness, the commander of the military’s task force for the Horn of Africa, offered a different account, saying that American and Somali forces were traveling together in a single group when they came under fire. No Somali forces were hit. During his military career Kyle Milliken earned four Bronze Stars with Combat “V,” two Joint Service Commendation Medals and a Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Combat “V.
The CIA in Somalia; The Special Activities Division (SAD) and the Special Operations Group (SOG) use of Navy SEALs, run by US Central Command out of Tampa Florida. "Secret CIA Units Playing A Central Combat Role". The units are part of a highly secret CIA capability, benignly named the Special Activities Division, that consists of teams of about half a dozen men who do not wear military uniforms. The division has about 150 fighters, pilots and specialists, and is made up mostly of hardened veterans who have retired from the U.S. military. The Special Activities Division (SAD) is a division of the United States Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) National Clandestine Service (NCS) responsible for covert operations, black operations and other "special activities". These include covert political action and paramilitary special operations. Within SAD there are two separate groups, one for paramilitary operations and another for political action. The Political Action Group within SAD is responsible for covert activities related to political influence, psychological warfare, and economic warfare. The rapid development of technology has also added computer or cyber-warfare to their mission. A large covert operation usually has components that involve many or all of these categories, as well as paramilitary operations.
Special Operations Group (SOG) is the element within SAD responsible for paramilitary operations. These operations include collection of intelligence in hostile countries and regions, and all high threat military or intelligence operations that the U.S. government does not wish to be overtly associated with. As such, members of the unit (called Paramilitary Operations Officers) normally do not carry any objects or clothing (e.g., military uniforms) that would associate them with the United States government. If they are compromised during a mission, the government of the United States may deny all knowledge. SAD/SOG has several hundred officers, almost all of them former members of Special operations forces (SOF) and most from the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). These units include the U.S. Army's Delta Force, Navy DEVGRU, Marine Force Recon, Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, MARSOC, Army Rangers, Air Force Combat Controllers, and Air Force Pararescue-men. The CIA's formal position for these individuals is "Paramilitary Operations Officers". These officers are then fully trained as clandestine intelligence operatives, otherwise known in the vernacular as "spies".
The primary strengths of SAD/SOG Paramilitary Officers are agility, adaptability, and deniability. They often operate in small teams, typically with six operators, all with extensive military special operations expertise and specialized skills that do not exist in any other unit.They are also fully trained intelligence case officers with all the clandestine skills to collect HUMINT that come with that training. These officers often operate in remote locations behind enemy lines to carry out direct action (including raids and sabotage), conduct espionage by HUMINT assets, counter-intelligence, guerrilla or unconventional warfare (UW), and hostage rescue missions.
SAD/SOG Paramilitary Operations in Somaila, U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) reported that al-Qaeda had been training terrorists in Somalia for years. On 14 September 2009, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a senior al-Qaeda leader in East Africa as well as a senior leader in Shabaab, al Qaeda's surrogate in Somalia, was killed by elements of U.S. Special Operations. According to a witness, at least two AH-6 Little Bird attack helicopters strafed a two-car convoy. Navy SEALs then seized the body of Nabhan and took two other wounded fighters captive.
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