Philippine Sea

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Navy tries to block fleeing jihadists from Somalia


Reported here:
U.S. Navy and coalition ships are deployed off the coast of Somalia to make sure al-Qaida and allied jihadists are not able to escape the country by sea now that the once-dominant Islamist forces in Somalia are in retreat from Ethiopian forces, the State Department said Wednesday.

Of particular concern, the Associated Press reported, is the fate of three al-Qaida militants who were believed by U.S. officials to be under the protection of the Islamic Courts Union in Khartoum until Ethiopian forces drove the Courts from power in recent days.

The militants are believed to have had a role in the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and in the 2002 bombing of a hotel in Kenya. Kenya sent extra troops to its border with Somalia on Wednesday to keep Islamic militants from entering the country.
Lex says Get some.

I concur.

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