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Issue 400

Front Page

News Headlines

Somaliland’s Political Parties Accept International Donors’ Proposal

Al-Shabaab Warns Djibouti

Bashe A. Gabobe Warns Upper House Not To Extend President’s Term

First Batch Of Students Graduate From Admas University College

Car Used To Convey Political Message In Hargeysa For The First Time

Third Bridge Inaugurated In Buroa

FBI Investigates Allegations American Youth Was Somali Suicide Bomber

IFJ Concerned By Degradation Of Freedom Of Expression In Somaliland

Local and Regional Affairs

Djibouti Facing Local Insurgency And Threats From Somali Islamists

Clan Elders Extend Somaliland President’s Term

Fist Fight Erupts Yet Again Over Impeachment Move In Somaliland Parliament

Revealed: Top Names In US Visa Ban List

Salah Nabhan Captured Alive Along With Abu Mansur Al Amriiki

Somali Drought Crisis Worsens, Mortality Risk Grows, UN Warns

Food Security Improving In Djibouti But Prices Still High

The Front Line In Somalia

Eritrea Says Terrorism Focus Not Working In Somalia

Ministers Debate AU Role In Somalia After Bombings

UK's 'Flying Diplomats' Aim To Tackle Terror Threat At Home

Global Initiative Takes On Gender Inequality

Businessman's Pledge To Help Kenya

Bristol Student Cleared Of Terror Charge

Somalia's Aweys Calls For More Suicide Attacks

Defiant Al-Shabaab Reaches Out To Somalis In Diaspora

Pro-Qaeda Somali Pirates To Attack Indian Ships, Warns NATO


Somaliland Upper House Does The Right Thing

Features & Commentary

Simon Reveals Airport Gun Battle Horror

The US Must Help Rebuild Somalia

Text Messaging Helps Young Palestinians Find Work

Former President Clinton Announces Winners of the Third Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards

Putting Puntland's Potential Into Play

A Time to Stand Fast on Mladic and War Crimes

Investing In Women And Girls To Fight Poverty, Climate Change

North And South Korea: “We Want Reunification But They Don’t Let Us”

Somalia: Africa Oil Operations Update

International News

HIV Breakthrough As Scientists Discover New Vaccine To Prevent Infection

'I Was Black Before The Election' Obama Tells David Letterman

UN General Assembly: 100 Minutes In The Life Of Muammar Gaddafi

Obama To Push Nuclear Disarmament

Family Finance: Women And Their Secret Accounts


Somaliland President: Step Down Gracefully Or Disgracefully

Loosing The Faith In The System

A Nation Under Volcano

Is Somaliland At The Crossroads?

Mr. Rayale Resign Gracefully And Save The Nation From Abyss

The Freedom Torch From London Arrived In Pittsburgh !!!!

The Voice In The Wilderness

Salah Nabhan Captured Alive Along With Abu Mansur Al Amriiki

Roma, September 26, 2009 – Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera has some interesting news on the covert raid conducted by US Special Forces, dubbed Celestial Balance, that targeted an al Qaeda leader in Southern Somalia on Sept. 14th. According to a local stringer for the newspaper, Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was not killed but captured alive. Along with Nabhan, American commandos apprehended Abu Mansur al Amriki, the American convert to Islam who has become a commander in charge of military training for Shabaab.

Amriki can be seen in Shabaab's latest propaganda videotape, released on Sunday, leading the training of Shabaab fighters at the Abu Suleim camp.

Witnesses in the village of Roboow told the Il Corriere della Sera stringer that both al Qaeda commanders were boarded on helicopters, then they were probably transferred onto US Navy ships stationing at large off the Somali coast. “Capturing the man sent by Osama to set up the Somali insurgency would be a huge success” for the Americans, says the Italian newspaper. But, as Il Corriere repeatedly points out, this news has not been confirmed.

Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2009/09/somali_al_qaeda_leaders_captur.php#ixzz0S7tGJe5w

Source: The Long War, Sept 22, 2009





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