Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kenya says plans for holiday jihad crushed

The raids Kenya made into Somalia late last year were due to information on imminent attacks inside Kenya by Al-Shabaab.  The plans were broken up and Kenya enjoyed a (relatively) quiet Christmas and New Year.  That they were unsuccessful this year is only a minor speed bump in the spread of Islam and sharia across Africa.  Attacks will continue, innocents will die and the religion of peace will unswervingly remain on the path to a global caliphate.

While we continue to appease the alligator.

From AP/Yahoo January 7 by Tom Odula

Kenya forces say they thwarted holiday terror plot 

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) Kenyan authorities said Saturday that they had thwarted attempted attacks by an al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group over Christmas and the New Year, as Britain warned its citizens over looming terror threats in Kenya.
Col. Cyrus Oguna, a Kenyan military spokesman, said officials received intelligence from credible sources that the Somali militant group al-Shabab was planning an attack over Christmas and New Year. He said Kenyan troops in Somalia made pre-emptive strikes on different targets in Somalia based on that information.
"We carried out pre-emptive strikes and disruptive strikes in Somalia and police secured things here at home and as a result of that we were able to have peaceful Christmas and New Year festivities," he said.
Britain's Foreign Office urged Britons in Kenya to be extra vigilant, warning that terrorists there may be "in the final stages of planning attacks."
Oguna said Kenyan police on Dec. 31 killed three suspected al-Shabab militants caught trying to sneak into the country to disrupt New Year celebrations. Three suspects were arrested. He said the six men were seen by Kenya's navy in Kenyan territory in two skiffs on the Dec 30. They abandoned the skiffs and hid among mangrove trees, Oguna said, but locals alerted police of their presence.
Police spokesman Eric Kiraithe said the men were armed with six AK-47 rifles and more than 500 bullets.
Kenyan troops entered Somalia in mid-October to attack the militants, and have been supported by the country's weak army.
Oguna said that they will continue to put pressure on al-Shabab and that at least 60 militants were killed in airstrikes on Garbaharey town, an al-Shabab base, on Friday.
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