A top Al Qaeda leader in Somalia was killed along with 10 others during a 3AM missile strike. Chalk another one up for the Infidels…
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The U.S. military killed a man believed to be the head of al-Qaida in Somalia and 10 others in an airstrike overnight, an Islamic insurgent group said Thursday.
The U.S. military confirmed an attack on a suspected al-Qaida target but did not identify the target.
Aden Hashi Ayro was killed when the airstrike struck his house in the central Somali town of Dusamareeb, about 300 miles north of Mogadishu, said Sheik Muqtar Robow, a spokesman for the Islamic al-Shabab militia.
Of course, Yahoo/Reuters can’t help but put an anti-American slant on the article…
The attack comes just before U.N.-sponsored peace talks are due to begin in Djibouti on May 10.
Analysts say the strike is likely to harden extremists and make it more difficult to appeal to moderate elements in the Islamist movement, which contains many clan members, businessmen and members of the Somali Diaspora.
Iise Ali Geedi, an analyst at the Somali University, says the attacks will increase anti-American sentiment. The attack may also weaken the position of the prime minister, who wishes to bring more militant elements into the talks against the wishes of the president.
As well as making the US look like horrible murderers with their evil bombs…
“We heard a huge explosion and when we ran out of our house we saw a ball of smoke and flames coming out of the house where one of the leaders of al-Shabab Aden Hashi Ayro was staying,” said local resident Nur Geele.
Another resident, Nur Farah, said, “the bodies were beyond recognition, some them cut into pieces, and those wounded have been severely burnt.”