Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Somalia: Airstrikes take out a bad one

Reported in Embassy bomb planner killed in airstrike:
The suspected al-Qaida militant who planned the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in east Africa was killed in an American airstrike, a Somalian official said Wednesday.

"I have received a report from the American side chronicling the targets and list of damage," said Abdirizak Hassan, the Somali president's chief of staff. "One of the items they were claiming was that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is dead."

Mohammed, 32, allegedly planned the attacks on the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 225 people.

He is also suspected of planning the car bombing of a beach resort in Kenya and the near-simultaneous attempt to shoot down an Israeli airliner in 2002. Ten Kenyans and three Israelis were killed in the blast at the hotel, 12 miles north of Mombasa. The missiles missed the airliner.

Mohammed, one of the FBIís most wanted terrorists, who has evaded capture for eight years, is thought to have been the main target of an American helicopter attack Monday afternoon on Badmadow island off southern Somalia.
Some, who deny an al Qaeda connection to Somalia, will be surprised. Others of us will be singing "Another One Bites the Dust" -quietly.

Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you too
Another one bites the dust

New target.

UPDATE: 1/11/07 Not so fast!

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