UPDATE: 06.06.2011 – Uganda admits to losing the highest ranking officer yet in Somalia. The Lt.Colonel whose name hasn’t been released yet was kill with five other soldiers in intense battles 2 days ago for control over bondhere district,and the question that comes to mind is, at what cost will it be if AMISOM is take over Mogadishu alone?
Update: harakat Al-shabaab almujahideens media wing releases a video of yesterdays fierce battles over the control of bondhere district. the 5 minute video laced with jihadi nasheed (islamic poetry), displays shabaab fighters targeting an armoured bulldozer and a tank, after which we see bulldozer (used sometimes to bulldoze homes)burning and the tank in a massive hole dug out by shabaab as a tactic to disable and later to be attacked. Also in the video appears shaykh abdul-‘azeez abu mus’ab spokesman for al-shabaab military wing, calling on the youth wherever in europe ,america and africa to join the jihad in somalia.
It seems al-shabaabs losing streak came to a halt yesterday,as they put a up a stiff resistance in fierce fighting in the central eastern Mogadishu district of Bondhere. Emboldened by their latest operations bringing virtually all shabaab territory in the west of the capital, AMISOM assaulted the eastern front,where al-shabaab dug in and are continually lobbing mortars into the presidential palace area.
Although AMISOM claimed to have taken bondhere district, by the end of day, It seems HSM staved off AMISOM assault to the east generally speaking, and as pictures emerged yesterday of a destroyed tank and armoured bulldozer on somali islamist sites with reports of scores of AMISOM and TFG casualties seem to be more credible than the Official AMISOM line.
These pictures were release on somalimemo a website with close links to HSM , are some of the losses Prosper Hakizimana, deputy spokesman for AMISOMs failed to comment on in the press release.
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