Somalia Operation Tweets

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 4 Oct
BREAKING: Special forces from an “unknown” country target “safe house” of a militant leader; al-#Shabab repulse attack. One person is killed

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 4 Oct
Witnesses: Operation appears “failed”; targeted militant Unidentified. al-#Shabab #Somalia.

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 4 Oct
Witnesses say troops from a “western” country landed the beach by boats; helicopters involved too. #Brava.

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 4 Oct
BREAKING: Reliable sources tell #VOA that a #Kenyan militant of #Somali origin was the target of the attack. He is identified as “Ikram”.

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 4 Oct
Witnesses: Retreating troops left behind ropes, ladders. One militant body guard killed, several others injured.
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Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 4 Oct
Sources say “Ikram” is “not less important” for Al-#Qaeda in East Africa than #Fazul Abdullah Mohamed. al-#Shabab #Brava.
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Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 4 Oct
Sources: “Ikram” is 1 of the most high-ranking “Muhajireen” leaders with al-#Shabab. He survived previous drone attack in Qandal, June 2011

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 5 Oct
Al-#Shabab affiliate websites quoting militant officials say the attack in #Brava has been “foiled”. #Somalia

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 5 Oct
#Aljazeera is reporting that #US forces may have been involved in the sea-borne attack on #Brava early this morning. #Somali

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 5 Oct
Al-#Shabab Spox Abu Mus’ab says one “Mujahid” was killed. He also claims they inflicted casualties on the other side. @EmmanuelKosgei

SAS set to strike Somali al-Shabaab mall terror group | Latest News |…
THE SAS is set to join US and French special forces in a strike…

Crisis Group ‏@CrisisGroup 23 Sep
War against Al-Shabaab “is the biggest security gamble #Kenya has taken since independence.” http://bit.ly/xk8gHg #westgate

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 5 Oct
BREAKING: “@mukhtaryare U.S. Says Navy SEAL Team Captures al-Shabaab Leader in Somalia. via @NYTimes. @aynte @intelwire @harunmaruf”

Nate Mook ‏@natemook 5 Oct
@harunmaruf @Aynte @AliMohamoud Or does the US just want everyone to think he’s dead so they can do some extraordinary rendition?

Nate Mook ‏@natemook 5 Oct
Whether captured or killed, this is the first US operation on Somali soil in over 4 years. al-Shabaab is now a major terror target of US.

Mukhtar Ibrahim ‏@mukhtaryare 5 Oct
The chaos of breaking big news: Compare these two very different NY Times tweets. https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/386588000005914624 … AND https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/386600290046447616

Harun Maruf ‏@harunmaruf 5 Oct
@MustafaOsoble It’s yet to be confirmed but if it’s him this gentleman already survived a drone strike in 2011 in Qandal, south of Kismayo.

Mustafa Osoble ‏@MustafaOsoble 5 Oct
@harunmaruf I’m inclined to believe you version of events. New York Times have backtracked on their initial claim of Godane’s arrest

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