Tag Archives: Somalia

Islamist Head Start

“An Islamist insurgent-run radio station in Somalia says it is awarding guns, bombs and books to three children in a Quran recital contest.”

In 2009 the prizes were guns, mines and grenades.

Via Simply Jews

How sweet it is

Our special operators on the ground are bringing in fire from a AC-130’s gatling guns and 105mm howitzer to nail the Jihadis of al Q in Somalia, in aid of the Ethiopians and friendly Somalis. US Navy guns are offshore. Explained in detail here and here, and here.

US trains Ethopians

Some of the Ethopian army which recently drove the Jihadis out of Somalia’s capital were trained by the 1st ID’s 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment and the Guam Army National Guard:

"The…training is part of a larger U.S. effort aimed at preventing Islamist militants from gaining a foothold in a region that has been plagued by poverty, armed conflict, drought and famine…(It) has taken on added urgency recently, with the Ethiopian military’s battle against Muslim militants in Somalia, and the ongoing threat of war with its breakaway rival, Eritrea."

Rest here.