November 23, 2008

COULDN'T YOU JUST KISS SHEBAB:

Somali Shebab fighters warn pirates to free tanker, or face battle (AFP, 11/24/08)

Somali Islamist fighters on Sunday urged pirates holding a Saudi super-tanker to free the ship or face armed action.

"If the pirates want peace, they had better release the tanker," Sheikh Ahmed, a spokesman for the Shebab group in the coastal region of Harardhere, told AFP by phone. [...]

The Shebab (youth) armed group controls much of southern and central Somalia, and has positioned fighters in and around Harardhere in recent days.

Islamist leaders have stressed that piracy is a capital offence in Islam and officially condemned the surge in acts of piracy in Somalia's waters.


Toppling the Islamist government of Somalia was one of the few missteps in the WoT

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 23, 2008 5:59 PM
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