Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Mystery Airstrike as Somalia Collapses

Here is an interesting story, that I don't believe received much if any press in the U.S.

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- A mysterious helicopter attack on a gathering of Islamist leaders suggests that the United States, using either Special Forces or mercenaries, may be trying to decapitate jihadist forces who are escalating a war to topple the Western-backed government.

On Sunday, an unidentified foreign military helicopter, flying in from the sea, fired rockets into a house in the Shabaab-held coastal town of Merca, witnesses said.

Merca, 50 miles southwest of Mogadishu, is near where Saleh was assassinated.

At least seven al-Shabaab leaders were gathered in the house but none was reported harmed since the missiles narrowly missed them. The helicopter, painted gray or olive green, flew off when al-Shabaab fighters opened fire on it, witnesses reported.

Whether this story truthful or not is certainly up for debate as there doesn't appear to be any concrete proof of the west, or America as having taken part in this attack.

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