Fierce gun battle rocks Mogadishu – BBC

November 21st, 2008 Print Print Email Email

At least 15 people have been killed after insurgents attacked the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say. (more…)

At least 15 people have been killed after insurgents attacked the Somali capital, Mogadishu, witnesses say.

Heavily armed men were repulsed after they attacked the house of district commissioner Ahmed Da’i just after dawn prayers, resident Ahmed Mumin said.

Mr D’ai confirmed the attack and said the bodies of the attackers “now littered the streets”.

The raid comes on the day Ethiopian troops are due to start leaving Somalia, under a recent peace deal.

The BBC’s Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says there is no sign yet that the planned Ethiopian withdrawal from Mogadishu’s residential areas has begun.

The pull-out is due to finish on 29 December, according to the UN-brokered deal between the government and some moderate Islamist groups.

Mosque killing

Meanwhile, a gunman has killed one clan elder and wounded three others in an attack inside a mosque near the northern town of Hargeisa.

Hargeisa is the capital of the self-declared republic of Somaliland, which has been spared much of the violence of the rest of the country.

After the Mogadishu attack, another resident Dahir Mohamed said he had seen the bodies of 15 young men.

“They were unfamiliar faces in the our district, so we think they were the insurgents.”

The Islamists have not commented on the incident.

Ethiopia sent troops into Somalia two years to help the transitional government oust Islamists from Mogadishu and surrounding areas.

But President Abdullahi Yusuf last week admitted that Islamists now control most of the southern part of the country.

    | #1

    the ppl get killd is in moqadisho in somalia. so what melles zenawi gat to do with the picture? for me nothing but frastretion you could do many thing much better than this picture but showing melles here can’t help you any thing but ppl can see you as liers b/s stil melles is kicking the somalia terrorist including their supporter shabia. but you poor you can put what you like we are still on the top of the world news KIKIKIKIKIKIKI sorry loosers you are still in deep shit in western countris refugee camp.hahahahahahaaha

  2. WAKYO
    | #2


    It is more preferable for you to go to school and learn how to read and write rather than defending the undefendable tyrant

  3. geremew
    | #3


    Why do all woyannes lack basic common sense and basic English grammar or proper spelling?

    This proves that there is a direct relationship between being woyanne and being really dumb, dumb as your brain is really messed up.


  4. peterson
    | #4

    Very nice ye guna anbessa, I envite you
    ‘kulkual’ for your dinner today.

  5. atuba dolla
    | #5

    For sure,woyanaetplfeprdf soldiers are forced to leave Somalia in shame and defeat,so is the same fate they will face in Ethiopia too.

    Many years ago,Leges Zinawi began his destructive activites in nakfa cave and later in the middle of his dark journey went to somalia to organize anti-Ethiopia dectructive activities of all sorts for similar purpose that shabya engaged in organizing and forming ONLF and OLF gangs against Ethiopia.

    in the same streets of moqadishu where woyane soldiers remained flat dead,the tplfwoyanae chief member and criminal boss and the current dictator and a wicked evil,Meles Naziawi, once upon a time,he romaed around and walked to public market,mingled with locals and spoke their language and bought Khat,sugar,rice, and tea leaves,and sat around for a mutual purpose, chewed,licked,ate,and sipped tea with his similar minded bad elements and recrutes and plotted distructive activities against the security of Ethiopia . Today, as his defeated woyanesoldiers are crawling out of the streets of Somalia wounded and bruised,another battle is awaited the woyanaetplf army in the north where it is expected to be the mother of all bloody battle.

    Clearly,these jaded and demoralized woyanetplf solders will hardly able to fully engage in the battle against shabya solders who have been stationed on the other siede of the riverbank waiting for that moment to collide headon against the more than 100,000 unfortunate recruites who were forcefully snatched out of the hands of poor farmers and helpless mothers and fathers in Ethiopia.

    Remember! in the beginning, Isaias Afework and Leges Zinawi were inseparable and were there together for mutal purpose through darkness and daylight.They both shared from the same plate and took bath in the same river and wrote and spoke evil against Ethiopia.

    In the battle of Badme many left their bodyprint on the mountain, in the valley, in the trunch and under burnet rockes;outside the killingfield,in the park,the loved onece of the dead engulfed with grief and sorrow.

    Isaias Afework and Meles Zinawi heavyly invested the dead on their mutal and separate existence.The mother of the dead lost their life-long saving,the little once and went home bankrupted.

    Who is winning the second major the upcoming battle?

    Many months ago, Isaias Afework confirmed to Meles Zinawi that he has 4,000,000 followers and supporters who are ready for all eventualities and more than 125,000 impatient soldiers who are ready to march to the battlefield.

    Of course,many years ago and into the future-today Isaias Afework recruited and organized OLF, and ONLF and dispatched them for dual purpose. Now are in the list include the naieve in his possession, TDM and EPPF. That is all he has.

    What Meles Zinawi has is, organized groups against Isaias Afework’s leadership, 100,000 the soon-to-be-dead soldiers, and the well- trained, well-fed, and well-equipped Agazi soldiers hidden somewhere in Tigray were preached and organized on the mission-statement YOUR SUCCESS IS MY SUCCESS AND MY SUCCESS IS YOUR SUCCESS, IF YOU FAIL, I WILL FAIL AND IF I FAIL, YOU WILL FAIL TOO; Meles Zinawi told.

    The more than 100,000 soldiers that Meles Zinawi stationed on the side of the riverbank are blind-folded marching nowhere but to the killingfield to pave a smooth journey to the well-equipped special Agazi army into the streets of Asmara.

    The real and intesive battle will take place in the streets of Asmara. Each Agazi soldier has bullets and guns and the map of Asmara in his or her chest-pocket.

    The Lion of Nakfa, Isaias Afework, will he fight or flight?

    | #6

    whats wrong with U ppl ? If you don’t understand my english why are you angry than?
    you guys R just good for nothing. by the way it is not my won language ok? dummen azz hulu.

  7. | #7

    Title is fierce gun battel in Mogadishu, not who can write or read better. So, after all the Somalis will have what they wanted from the start. TFG and the Ethio army out of Somalia. Just curious, why did we get in there in the first place?

  8. Aklile Mezemir
    | #8

    Now that woyanne killers are being kicked out of Somalia in shame, They are ready to “march to Darfur” according to jendayi Frazer. So this is how Woyanne try to servive by being a pupet to whoever pays more money. It will not work and we Ethiopians should do our part to exopse woyannes and support the opposition with everyway we can.

    Democracy will prevail in Ethiopia !

    | #9

    woyane woyane woyane woyane woyane etc stop it hodamoch. i will tell you what woyane is do you want to know, you will never ever know what woyane is what is it all may several years later if you write a note that is if .so plse give people a brake self center hodam hula selam

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