Sub Patrols: Unfinished "Business" With Terrorist Haven, Somalia
AP - RODRIQUE NGOWI reports New al-Qaida Cell Settles in Somalia - A ruthless cell linked to al-Qaida is established in Somalia's capital, according to a report released Monday that dovetails with other analyses showing the lawless country could become a haven for international terrorists. The Mogadishu cell leader, a Somali militant, had been trained in Afghanistan.
In March, United Nations experts monitoring the arms embargo on Somalia reported Islamic hard-liners, including a group tied to al-Qaida, was importing high explosives, mines, rifle-fired grenades, anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons. U.N. monitors said they had pictures and information that about 17 mobile military training camps established by the Islamic Somali group, Al-Ittihad al-Islami, which wants to impose Islamic law on Somali society.
No wonder a U.S. submarine has been patrolling nearby waters.