12 articles tagged "Somalia"
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New Saudi-UAE Bases Defend Strategic Waters against Iranian Navy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Iran heats up the race for control of the region’s waters.

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UAE in Empire-Building Mode, Sets up New Base in Somalia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017

Berbera is the emirate’s second Horn of Africa base after Assab, Eritrea.

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Israel’s Covert War on ISIS in Sinai and Deep inside African Desert
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

The IDF responds to Chad’s request to assist in counter-terror battles.

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New Israeli Early Warning Station in Eritrea Tracks Iran’s Movements
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

The installation can track Iranian and ISIS movements in Red Sea region.

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US SEALs Courted Failure in Somalia by Repeating 1993 Mogadishu Mistakes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 17, 2013

The US Seals team assigned with capturing al Shabaab’s Nairobi mastermind missed out by failing to learn the lessons of the US Mogadishu raid of 1993.

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Victims of terror attack on Nairobi mall
Kenyan President: 39 killed, 150 injured in attack on Nairobi mall, by Al Shabaab. Mossad aids probe
DEBKAfile Special Report September 21, 2013

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said 39 people were killed and 150 injured in the terrorist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall Saturday, Sept. 21. In an address to the nation, he said the operation to “neutralize” the attackers continues and the entire country has gone on terror alert. The fate of a number of Israelis, some of whom owned businesses in the mall, is still being checked, although three were reportedly rescued. A Kenyan minister reported that Israeli Mossad agents were co-opted to the investigation. Americans were among the injured.

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Mokhtar Belmokhtar
US, France Caught Unready by Expanding Mali Conflict – First in Algeria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 18, 2013

The Algerian hostage disaster was the outcome of French anti-terror intervention in Mali which in turn developed from the messy ending of the Libyan war. By carrying out two counter terror operations – in Somali and Mali – on one day, France and the US brought together the most dangerous al Qaeda franchise for a common war front.

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The epic battle for Kismayo
Kenyan army’s outstanding victory over Al Qaeda’s Somali Shabaab. Israeli advisers helped
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2012

The Kenyan army has captured Somalia’s Indian Ocean port of Kismayo, driving Al Qaeda’s Somali franchise Al Shabaab from its last stronghold in a year-long ground, sea and air operation, aided by the US, France and Israel. Kismayo is key to controlling southern Somalia. DEBKA: It was the first time Israel’s military, police, intelligence and counterterrorism forces had taken part in an anti-al Qaeda offensive outside its borders. This outstanding success should also help block Iran’s push toward the Indian Ocean and East Africa.

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Kenya's Raila Odinga meets PM Netanyahu in Jerusalem
Israel to help build E. African coalition against fundamentalism and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 15, 2011

Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga ended a visit to Israel this week with a promise from President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu of help to establish a new alliance to combat the spread of fundamentalist Islam into the predominantly Christian African nations Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan. Their combined populations total 138 million. Israel agreed to supply drones, fast naval boats and electronic surveillance equipment to help Kenya "rid its territory of Islamist elements" and counter Iranian expansion.

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Kenya's Secret Pact and Shared Plan with South Somali Ruler
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2011

The port of Kismayo is the key to controlling southern Somalia. Kenya's capture of both from the hands of the Islamist al Shabaab suits the plans of both Kenya's Defense minister and the ruler of southern Somali Jubaland. Members of the same clan, they signed a secret pact to collaborate for this objective. Hence, Operation Linda Nchi

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The Radicals Will Be Back after an Expedient Exit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 12, 2011

The extremist Somali rebel Al Shabaab exited Mogadishu to escape the famine, regroup after lost battles and asses its relations with al Qaeda. Some militia leaders urge reconciliation with Saudi Arabia; others stronger ties with al Qaeda's Yemeni leader Anwar al-Awlak. Either way, it is too soon for Mogadishu to celebrate.

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The Fazul family home in Moroni
Al Qaeda's dead East Africa terror chief targeted the US and Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report June 11, 2011

For more than 15 years, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, 38, slithered out of every US and Israeli undercover operation to nab him, often with minutes to spare. This week, his luck turned:The Somali sentries who shot him dead at a roadblock outside Mogadishu had no idea who he was.debkafile:The passing of this highly competent terrorist mastermind leaves al Qaeda's branch in East and the Horn of Africa and Somalia high and dry.

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