Somalia seizes weapons said to be from Al-Qaeda
MOGADISHU, Somalia: A government official in Somalia says security forces
have seized a boat carrying weapons that were being smuggled from Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to fighters in Somalia.
| Whose security forces, or don't we want to know? |
Said Mohamed Rage, the minister for ports and anti-piracy efforts of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, said yesterday that security forces seized the boat along with a Yemeni man Friday. Rage said the boat was carrying explosives, switches, rockets, guns, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenades. Rage said the cargo was to be smuggled to radical Islamist Al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.
|Wonder when the hard boyz will follow, since Yemen seems determined to squash 'em...|
Puntland fears that Al-Qaeda-linked violence in Yemen -- which lies to the north just across the Gulf of Aden -- will spill over into northeastern Somalia.
|They'll take advantage of the friction between Puntland and Somaliland, and of those two proto-states against some of the small provinces in-between that want to go their own way.|
Posted by: Steve White