Somali Jihad Update: one jihad leader is threatening Addis Ababa and warning that the conflict will “engulf the region.”
“Somali Islamists urge Muslims worldwide to join jihad,” by Guled Mohamed for Reuters, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
MOGADISHU (Reuters) – Somali Islamists urged foreign Muslim fighters on Saturday to join their “holy war” against Ethiopia after days of heavy fighting between Islamist and pro-government troops.
The Islamists and pro-Somali government fighters have been firing artillery and rockets at each other across frontlines since Tuesday, killing dozens and wounding hundreds. Though residents reported a lull in fighting early on Saturday.
“Our country is open to Muslims worldwide. Let them fight in Somalia and wage jihad, and God willing, attack Addis Ababa,” said Islamisti defense chief Yusuf Mohamed Siad “Inda’ade”, a hard-liner known for his belligerent rhetoric.
“We told the world to stop this problem. We told them to do something before it becomes a blazing fire that would engulf the region,” he told reporters in the Islamist stronghold of Mogadishu.