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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Al Shabaab Speaks to Uganda and Nigeria

Bill Roggio at Long war Journal reported on a recent press release by Ali Mohamud Raghe (Sheikh Ali Dhere). of special note:

"We call on our brothers [Al Qaeda] to come to Somalia and to help us expand the East Africa jihad," Rage told reporters, according to Garowe Online.


On Dec. 23, Rage also held a press conference to "inform our brothers in
  • Afghanistan,
  • Iraq,
  • Nigeria
  • Uganda

of the Shabaab/Hizbul Islam merger, and he threatened the eastern African nations of Uganda and Burundi, which make up the African Union forces fighting in Mogadishu.

"We, al Shabaab and Hizbul Islam have united and we warn

  • Uganda
  • Burundi forces

and their people that we shall redouble our attacks," Rage said, according to Reuters. "We also inform our brothers in

  • Afghanistan,
  • Iraq,
  • Nigeria
  • Uganda,

that we have united in one name -- al Shabaab."

Since Uganda and Nigerian Mujahadeen Islamist movements are fledgling operations. It is interesting to hear them speak directly to them. Perhaps there is more a direct link

-Shimron Issachar

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