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Somalia - At least 12 dead in Mogadishu Market shelling

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12/13/07

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Somalia - At least 12 dead in Mogadishu Market shelling

A civilian is carried by his relatives to Madina hospital after a mortar shell exploded killing several people in Bakara market Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007. Mortars slammed into the biggest market in Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 12 people hours after a government official said radical Muslims had regrouped and were poised to launch a massive attack. More than 40 people were wounded in the attack on the Somali capital and the death toll was expected to rise. AP Photo

Somalia - At least 12 dead in Mogadishu shelling


Staff and agencies

13 December, 2007

By SALAD DUHUL, Associated Press Writer

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Mortars slammed into the biggest market in Mogadishu on Thursday, killing at least 12 people hours after a government official warned radical Muslims had regrouped and were poised to launch a massive attack.

"I saw so many dead people lying on the road, I couldn‘t even look at them. I was so scared for my life," said Salah Garweyne, a Mogadishu resident.

Before the attack, Sheik Qasim Ibrahim Nur, director of security at the National Security Ministry, said the government has "no power to resist the Islamists" and was failing to control most of the country.

Nur appealed for international support, saying the Islamists "are everywhere."

The comments — a rare acknowledgment by the government that its control is tenuous at best — come amid increasing signs that the Council of Islamic Courts is again gaining power in this Horn of Africa nation.

Ethiopian officials were not immediately available for comment Thursday.

Somalia has not had a functioning government since warlords overthrew a dictator in 1991, and then turned on one another. The current government, led by President Abdullahi Yusuf, was formed in 2004 with the support of the U.N., but has struggled to assert any real control.

Associated Press Writers Mohamed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu and Elizabeth A. Kennedy in Nairobi, Kenya, contributed to this report

21 comments

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Comment from: Boru Tola [Visitor]
Boru Tola

Just like the era of Yahanese
ended in fighting in a neighbouring country, for the time’s great power, TPLF’s dictatorial government will probably face the same chance in Somalia. The funny thing is both fight a brotherly neighbouring country for some distant boss just to harvest their fall. History repeats itself.

12/13/07 @ 10:55
Comment from: debebe [Visitor]
debebe

The Tplf/Eprdf regime must pull its troops out of Somalia and let the Somalis settle thier difference on thier own. The Tplf army in Somalia is part of the problem and not the solution. Many analysts have already said that. Now the so called TFG which is a collection of former bloody war lords seems to accept the truth that it doesn’t have any control in Somalia. Sorry for the innocent civilians who are paying by blood for the mis-adventure by Tplf.

12/13/07 @ 10:59
Comment from: ETHIOPIAN [Visitor]
ETHIOPIAN

=> Somalians are backward people.

We have to remove our troop and let them kill eachother.
:crazy: Meles Zenawi let them kill eachother - who care!!

12/13/07 @ 11:20
Comment from: Amsterdamer [Visitor]
Amsterdamer

We are in Somalia not for somalian’s but mainly for our national security. It is sad civilian’s are heart by the coward jihadists but we must stay there till we get rid of the sahabia terrorist is-ass.

12/13/07 @ 11:49
Comment from: Amsterdamer [Visitor]
Amsterdamer

We are in Somalia not for somalian’s but mainly for our national security. It is sad civilian’s are heart by the coward jihadists but we must stay there till we get rid of the sahabia terrorist is-ass.

12/13/07 @ 11:50
Comment from: Death to Weyane [Visitor]
Death to Weyane

Tyrant Tigray Weyane called for this massacre ‘picnic’.

Hey ETHIOPIAN[Visitor], ‘Somalians are backward people.’ I don’t think they are but Ethiopian. These guys just said you Ethiopian don’t need your help and we can help ourselves, just leave our country. Let us get help from Somalian to become free from the Tigray Weyane regime, do you like it? I don’t think so. Weyane is a slave of the USA! Hopefully when Isayas come from the north to defeat the weyane junta then Somalia will be free too!

12/13/07 @ 11:55
Comment from: Death to Weyane [Visitor]
Death to Weyane

Who is supported the invasion of Somalia by the Weyane gangsters?
1. The USA
2. someone from Tigray.
3. someone who is retarded
most of the Tigray people don’t know nothing whatever their weyane leader said is correct for them, for example Z-Mike, AGAM, Amsterdamer, Yeha,….

12/13/07 @ 12:01
Comment from: Amsterdamer [Visitor]
Amsterdamer

Death to Woyane,

Nope u wrong …un like u a shabia parrot . We don’t follow woyane blindly. Let me give you an example… I do support EPRDF as a party for a lot of issues,… but I have my doubts about Meles being too soft to shabya. The heroic EDF generals can’t wait to kick you’re a*** and bring our belongings back. while he is being very passive to shabia cowards.
He also made a lot of mistakes regarding Assab, Algeris agreement etc….
As a matter of fact he is the only reason for your still breathing. However, I don’t think he can hold on that attitude much longer otherwise he will be forced to leave the office……
so time is up, little boy…
stay tuned….

12/13/07 @ 12:18
Comment from: Death to Weyane [Visitor]
Death to Weyane

Hey Amsterdamer, that is a good comments. But regarding to Eritrean Assab you better wake up from your dream. You better dream to get Somalian port, I think that is easier to get it.

12/13/07 @ 12:25
Comment from: Felasfaw [Visitor]
Felasfaw

The Meles regime has a bood in its hands: Ethiopian blood during 2005 election; Eritrean blood in Badme; Somale Blood in Mogadishou; Ormoro blood in Ormoia; as well Ogadeni and Onwuka ethinic blood. And like thoso who had Jesus’s blood in their hand, Meles and his cohorst will perish very soon…

GF

12/13/07 @ 12:26
Comment from: Giyorgis [Visitor]
Giyorgis

What I am about to say is poltically incorrect, but it is the way I feel!
Ethiopia should not try to be the United States of Africa.If we are that scared that Somalian radicals are a threat to our security, let’s do something U.S. HAS NOT DONE.Let’s do an agressive sweep of Somalia and take out all the Islamic Courts radicals. No prisoners, just wipe out whatever area they are hiding in. Hunt them down. Let them know we mean business. The rules of engagement allow radicals and terrrorists to hunt us down and shoot us when we are not allowed to pursue them.If we must be in Somalia, let’s stop acting like “Black Hawk Down". Let everyone know we mean business. Find Aweys and shoo him onsight. Take out anybody that would dare to kick the corpse of an Ethiopian soldier in public eye. Does this seem brutal? Brutality is the only thing terrorists understand. If Ethiopia cannot fight on this level, they should go home and leave the bad guys alone. Why should Ethiopians spill their blood for a losing battle? There is nothing beautiful about war!

12/13/07 @ 13:08
Comment from: great somalia [Visitor]
great somalia

you guys only talk the talk but do not walk the walk kill them suck their dig or that sort talk can help you false ethipian troops are in somalia you do not tell them what to do couse they are doing what you all saying the thing is they can win couse somalis are not soft made peoble they feight even though they do not have tanks and big guns and have been feigting for 17 years .havin been said that you all know 77 -78 war if not cuba and USSR we would not have this setution to day do not forget somalis would not forget and forgive this in the future ,,,,,,,,,

12/13/07 @ 18:41
Comment from: price [Visitor]
price

Definately heavy price will be paid by Ethiopia. Never dream you will not pay the price. It will be a very sour and bitter price to swallow.

If Somalis put their peaces together, the next step will be touch down on Addis. You will say you are 70M. But it is 70M that is glued together that is waiting for a chance to disintegrate. History is in the making. God is never with those who kill the innocent. Be careful Meles.

12/13/07 @ 23:05
Comment from: yahye [Visitor]
yahye

“"About 80 percent of Somalia is not safe and is not under control of the government,” Nur told the AP. “Islamists are planning to launch a massive attack against the (government) and its allied troops. AP”:)):)):))source: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gKQ6Hm0yuq8jNqzJY4rRkn0qzwhQD8TGOSH00
Thats the un-cut version of AP. The same is reported by every major international news outlet. 80% is not under the control of Woyanne cowards and their small Somali collaborators but under the resistance forces. As I said many times, the Woyanne cowards hide in few places coming under fire every minute of the day.

“Somalians are backward people. We have to remove our troop and let them kill eachother. :crazy: Meles Zenawi let them kill eachother - who care!!”
You have now clue kid. Somalia was in peace for the first time in 17 years thanks to the ISLAMIC COURTS UNION. The Woyanne thugs working on behalf of the Americans ended the peace.

“We are in Somalia not for somalian’s but mainly for our national security.”
ICU, the product of 17 years of no government was not a threat to Ethiopia. This adventure was the interest of Woyanne criminals hoping by prostituting for the Americans will help them stay power in Ethiopia with the help of America.

“Let’s do an agressive sweep of Somalia and take out all the Islamic Courts radicals.”:)):))Ok Rambo. Maybe your superb thinking is what Woyanne mafias need at this time.:)):))

12/13/07 @ 23:26
Comment from: Z-Mike [Visitor]
Z-Mike

well that would be 12 less jihadst to deal with:crazy: If Somalians need our help they better rise up and work with our troops or esle…

12/13/07 @ 23:34

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