Somalia Jihad Update. “Somalia: Islamic Jihadists Claim Responsibility for the Attacks in Mogadishu,” from Shabelle Media Network:
An Islamist jihadist group calling themselves Youth Islamic Movement claimed responsibility for carrying out attacks against the Somali government troops based in diverse areas in Mogadishu, the Somali capital.
In a statement posted on jihadist website in the internet on July 21, the Mujahadeen said: The operation was carried out at different places in the capital of Mogadishu:
* Inside the Bakara market
* Intersection of Bakara
* Intersection of Hawlwadag
* Intersection of Adam Adi
* Jaid Jael area (the tree of love)
A bit ironic.
These points are considered checkpoints of the apostate police, the statement added.
The statement also indicated that they used light and medium-sized weapons in their fight, promising they would continue their war against what they called “the checkpoints manned by collaborators and the US-backed regime and not against civilians”.
Meanwhile the situation in Mogadishu is calm on Monday although Government soldiers who were pulled out of Mogadishu’s biggest Bakara market could be seen Monday positioning themselves inside and outside the market where Somali traders were about to open their businesses.