Someone is systematically hunting down al-Qaida around the world and have scored another kill

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Someone is systematically hunting down al-Qaida around the world and have scored another kill

Unknown foreign troops in helicopters opened fire on a car on Monday killing Kenya-born Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a terrorist wanted over the 2002 bombing of the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel in Mumbasa and simultaneous, botched missile attack on an Israeli airliner leaving Kenya's Mombasa airport.

A senior Somali government source told the news agency that the fugitive had been in a car with other senior Islamist gunmen when they were attacked near a village in Barawe District, 250 km south of the capital Mogadishu.

"Nabhan and four other top foreign commanders of militant groups were killed in the raid," the source was quoted as saying.

According to the report, residents of the Somali town where the recent attack took place said foreign soldiers in four helicopters fired from the air and hit a car, killing two people and taking two wounded men with them.

A local man at the scene said the commandos who carried out the raid were wearing French flags on the shoulders of their uniforms, but a spokesman for the French Defense Ministry, Christophe Prazuck, denied the involvement of any French soldiers.

"We don't have any military presence in that region... there are no forces in that territory," Prazuck told Reuters in Paris.

ABCTV reported that the US had carried out the raid and that Nabhan's body was in American custody.

A Channel 10 analyst, identifying Nabhan as an al-Qaida operative, said there was "someone systematically hunting down al-Qaida men" around the world.

 http://www.jpost.com/servle...
By netchicken: posted on 15-9-2009

Update:

The deadly drama of piracy, terrorism and humanitarian catastrophe that is Somalia took another twist on Sept. 14.

A squad of U.S. special operations helicopter gunships, which were launched off a Navy vessel in the Indian Ocean, attacked and killed an alleged al-Qaeda leader in Somalia, U.S. officials told TIME.

The dead man was believed to be Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, a 28-year-old Kenyan wanted for attacks on a seaside hotel and an Israeli airliner in 2002 in Kenya. It was at least the sixth attack by U.S. forces in Somalia in less than three years and the latest in a series of U.S. assassinations of al-Qaeda operatives in that country.

According to news reports, Nabhan was killed when up to four U.S. helicopters fired on a convoy carrying suspected al-Qaeda targets in a village in southern Somalia on Monday. The reports said the helicopters attacked a vehicle, killing some people inside, then circled back and landed to pick up the bodies and any survivors for identification.

Further clarification of Nabhan's death came on Sept. 15 from Abdi Fitah Shawey, deputy mayor for security affairs in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu. "Our security-intelligence reports confirm that Nabhan was killed," Shawey told the Associated Press.

 http://www.time.com/time/wo...
By netchicken: posted on 16-9-2009








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