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Uganda detains top al-shabaab commander

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    Omar Awadh Omar


    By Steven Candia
    and agencies

    THE second-in-command of the East Africa al-Qaeda terrorist cell, Omar Awadh Omar, is among the twin bomb suspects charged and remanded to Luzira Prisons, according to new intelligence information.

    Awadh was charged in court last week alongside a Muslim human rights activist, Al Amin Kimathi, for the murder of 79 people in the July 11 twin bomb blasts in Kampala.

    It emerged yesterday that Awadh, a Kenyan citizen, is high in the hierarchy of the terror cell and is second to the region’s al-Qaeda boss Harun Fazul, according to The Nairobi Star, a Kenyan newspaper.

    Details filtering in indicate that Awadh coordinated the horrid July attacks at the Ethiopian Village Restaurant in Kabalagala and at the Kyadondo Rugby Club in Lugogo, which also left more than 50 people injured.

    Both Awadh and Al Amin were charged in court after being arrested in a city hotel on September 15. They were arrested alongside Mbugua Mureithi, a Kenyan defence lawyer, who was later released and flown back to Kenya.

    Kenyan intelligence and police sources point at Awadh, also known as Abu Sahal, as the top logistician of the East African al-Qaeda cell and the al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia.

    After the twin attacks in Kampala, the two were reportedly planning a similar attack in Kenya, sources said.

    Sources intimated that the planning of the Kampala attack dates back to 2008. This followed the killing by the US of Saleh Nabhan, the then number two to Fazul. The network then started the mission, dispatching several key players to Somalia for training and indoctrination.

    Regional intelligence sources say Awadh, a second-hand car dealer, recruits youth from Kenya and neighbouring countries into the terror cells, which have spread their activities to Uganda and Tanzania.

    The details lend credence to remarks by Police chief Maj. Gen. Kale Kayihura in August that the cell was operating bases in the country and recruiting from countries in the region.

    Sources added that Awadh facilitates the travel and training of the recruits in Somalia, usually coordinated by a cell in Nairobi.

    According to the network structure, Omar Badrudin (head of al-Qaeda intelligence) and Bilal el Berjawi report directly to Fazul. Below Omar is Hussein Hassan Agade, Jabir, Mohammed Ali and Hahim Mohammed Suleiman, alias Abu Zeinab (the head of the Nairobi cell).

    About 34 suspects, including Hassan Agade, have been charged with the killings. The arrest of Awadh and Agade means that Uganda now has two top commanders of the terror cells of al-Shabaab and al-Qaeda.
     
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    mashariki Member

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    I have seen that story, ila siamini, kwamba that guy ni top boss; Kampala is good at making such silly propaganda. Alshabaab may not even know him in those ranks. We used to read similar stories during the LRA war. So what? so what? when M7 has his own personal interests in somalia and using peoples children, fathers, ankles to be bullet shields for his corrupt government.
    Its just another of those stories that try to make wananchi feel better abt the tragedies they have been subjected to by their own governments.
     
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    I don't think Uganda will be able to deal with these things now and later on.
     
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    andrewsegawa Member

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    The police is having double standards, first, they refused the media to report on those guys, then, they come up with fake stories they want the media to cover
     
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    Buchanan JF Diamond Member

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    What is your suggestion? Do nothing?
     
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    He must face justice!
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    if they captured Al-Shabab top aide, we're waiting for massive attacks kwani wasomali hawataubali kirahisi
     
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    Buchanan JF Diamond Member

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    Acha pumba, eti watu wanataka "media cover!"
     
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    Buchanan JF Diamond Member

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    Hawa Wasomalia (Kinana, Rage, Bashe, etc) ni kuwatimua wote warudi kwao Somalia! Kuendelea kuwafuga hapa itatuletea matatizo! Uzuri wake sura na asili zao zinafahamika!
     
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    My suggestion is that Somalia is not an issue to be dealt with by just a single unable state, this is supposed to be a joint African mission. What's the AU for, and even the other East African nations seem to be just standing and watching by my opinion.
     
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    :mad2: HE SHOULD BE HANGED BY THE BALLS
     
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