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In Somalia, militants attacked US special forces and Italian convoy

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On Monday in Somalia, the militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabab insurgent group (both organizations are banned in the Russian Federation) dealt a double blow to Western troops. The blow has become the most ambitious attempt to show recently who in Somalia is the real owner.



Images from the scene of the attack on the Italian convoy


An attack by al-Shabab militants at the base of US special forces in Somalia with a simultaneous attack on a convoy of Italian armed forces in Mogadishu did not result in casualties among the military, but showed that the conflict in the African country did not think to subside.

Al-Shabab fighters used explosive-filled vehicles to attack the US special forces base near Baledogl Airport. After undermining them at the base, where Ugandan peacekeepers are also located, fire was opened from the rifle weapons. The direct victims of the attack were not reported, and the group claims that its militants managed to break through the perimeter.

Baledogl base is located in the Lower Shabelle region, about 100 km west of Mogadishu. The militants had already fired mortars at her in February, but even then the victims were avoided.

According to Hussein Sheikh Ali, a former national security adviser and founder of the Mogadishu Security Research Center, the attack revealed that Al-Shabab still has a good intelligence network and is capable of conducting complex operations. According to him, the attack was concentrated on that part of the base where the American special forces are deployed.

The attack was coordinated with the attack on the Italian convoy


In another attack, carried out on Monday in Mogadishu and directed against a convoy of the Italian military contingent, an armored car was damaged. Reuters reports that a makeshift explosive device exploded. Two servicemen were injured. The Italian contingent is present as part of the European Union mission to train Somali forces.

Al-Shabab has recently launched several attacks on Somali government forces. In particular, on 22 of September, rebels attacked and looted a base in El Salini, 60 km southwest of Mogadishu, using a traditional mixed attack of a suicide bomber and militants.

A week earlier, Al-Shabab attacked Burundian peacekeepers.
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  1. Livonetc
    Livonetc 30 September 2019 18: 42
    +6
    In Somalia, US special forces were already 93m away.
    Then 19 fighters were lost.
    1. Terenin
      Terenin 30 September 2019 18: 47
      +5
      Attacks in Saudi Arabia, in Somalia ... where the US "hillocks" with the coalition, the trend is however. Or "godfather" is no longer omnipotent !?
      1. novel66
        novel66 30 September 2019 19: 28
        +3
        gene hi , let’s say, the militants are not so stupid bulls with Kalash ... this amer can not cope ...
        1. Terenin
          Terenin 30 September 2019 22: 50
          +2
          Quote: novel xnumx
          Gene, let’s say so, the militants are not so stupid bulls with Kalash ... and Amer can’t cope ...

          Roma hi
          Of course. Combat experience is a big deal.
          At the same time, depending on who is driving these "bearded slippers" winked... The Syrian regular army (it would seem) for two years in Damascus was almost beaten with "slippers". And, the Russians came (a really limited contingent) and the Syrians conquered (in general), as is customary in military operations.
          1. novel66
            novel66 1 October 2019 07: 05
            +3
            sheep headed by a lion ??
      2. Sarmat Sanych
        Sarmat Sanych 30 September 2019 19: 30
        +8
        Yes, the mattress now who just does not grope). Either in Afghanistan the American convoy will be shot, now the "exclusive" air defense for the whole world is disgraced, then in the north of the SAR the former pupils of the democratizers are reduced. Now in Africa, too, heap went, in the summer in Niger, special forces were covered, 4 dead plus wounded.
    2. Hunter 2
      Hunter 2 30 September 2019 18: 54
      +8
      Quote: Livonetc
      In Somalia, US special forces were already 93m away.
      Then 19 fighters were lost.

      By the way, there is a “heroic” film on this subject ... The Fall of Black Hawk.
      Mattresses are able even from their NONSENSE - to make Soap for spectators - consumers!
      1. Keyser soze
        Keyser soze 30 September 2019 19: 13
        -7
        Mattresses are able even from their NONSENSE - to make Soap for spectators - consumers!


        Black Hawk Down. A good film is why stupidity, why soap. Can you do better?
      2. Kontrik
        Kontrik 30 September 2019 19: 21
        0
        Quote: Hunter 2
        Mattresses are able even from their NONSENSE - to make Soap for spectators - consumers!

        That's for sure, here on the site, someone from the "tovaischey" put their "heroism" as an example to me .. hehe ..
        And they believe ..! Yes, they’re without a pie with morning jam, they won’t even raise their backside ..
        Then put on themselves accessories acceding (they will not give insurance)
        And then they go to the "battle" with armor and air support hehe
        That's the tactic they have everywhere ..
    3. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 30 September 2019 19: 21
      +2
      You mean what specific "hit" of the American special forces in Somalia? There were more than one of them, in general, the aborigines there destroyed about 100 "exceptional".
    4. RUSS
      RUSS 1 October 2019 06: 56
      0
      Quote: Livonetc
      In Somalia, US special forces were already 93m away.
      Then 19 fighters were lost.

      There was a case, then a film was made on the events of "The Fall of the Black Hawk".
  2. Kontrik
    Kontrik 30 September 2019 18: 43
    +3
    The US begins to beat around the world .. Russia is the catalyst!
    Do not want to agree on an equal footing, get on all fronts .. AUGs yours are not afraid of anyone!
    1. Honest Citizen
      Honest Citizen 30 September 2019 18: 48
      +9
      Do not want to agree on equal terms

      Agree, sorry about what? The Yankees, like the Britons, have no faith. So they already agree late, from the word at all.
      And the fact that they were pumped to beat - I personally like.
      1. Kontrik
        Kontrik 30 September 2019 19: 11
        +1
        Quote: Honest Citizen
        Agree, sorry about what?

        Well, I remember that they left their colonies en masse in Soviet times ..
        Quote: Honest Citizen
        The Yankees, like the Britons, have no faith.

        In the 90s, we in Russia were convinced of this and drowned a little with blood ..
        Quote: Honest Citizen
        And the fact that they were pumped to beat - I personally like.

        Many people like this in the world .. They have become too impudent in the last 20 years .. Russia has long been working in this direction and quite successfully, like .. hi
  3. BARKAS
    BARKAS 30 September 2019 18: 48
    +2
    Something too often, almost every day an attack or attack on US allies, why would it be? Probably someone is cooking something.
  4. Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 30 September 2019 18: 54
    +3
    Wang trouble in Afghanistan for asashai now ...
  5. Ural-4320
    Ural-4320 30 September 2019 19: 08
    +6
    Recently I watched the film "The Survivor" about a fighter whom the Afghan teip defended from the Taliban. During the viewing, I remembered the flight with the crew of the Black Hawk in Mogadishu, and the flight with the elimination of Heydrich, and the landing in Normandy, and the battle among themselves for an empty island in the Pacific Ocean.
    Damn, for all their technical advantages, can they normally plan an operation?
    In the movie "The Survivor" 4 specialists leave their pursuers to the top and already on it they realize that it is false. And yet they have a map in their hands. Are you guys serious? We went on a mission for a day and did not study the terrain at the point? You didn’t stomp on reconnaissance.
    1. Kronos
      Kronos 30 September 2019 19: 41
      +3
      Shoals at all happens armies and not a few
      1. Ural-4320
        Ural-4320 30 September 2019 20: 02
        +1
        I do not argue. But to take to the liquidation of Heydrich a weapon that caught a wedge and was unable to shoot further - is that how? But how did the Taliban turn out to be higher than special forces, taking into account the fact that the boy still had to go down the mountain and the armed devils climb into the crowd?
        In Mogadishu, I think everyone would get it, if only because the locals have a whole city, they will be crushed by elementary numbers.
    2. bk316
      bk316 30 September 2019 21: 30
      +1
      Damn, for all their technical advantages, can they normally plan an operation?

      maybe that's why they can’t? they are hammered by thoughts of superiority, in particular technical superiority, the result is an underestimation of the enemy, excessive trust in technology, and then the technology refuses, and the savages find themselves ...
      1. Ural-4320
        Ural-4320 30 September 2019 21: 56
        +1
        Maybe you are right.
    3. Okolotochny
      Okolotochny 30 September 2019 22: 10
      0
      The survivor was filmed following the results of Operation Red Wings.
      1. Ural-4320
        Ural-4320 30 September 2019 22: 54
        +1
        And there is. Specially climbed up to read about the operation. In the cinema, it is generally not clear that a person survived 5 days with the Afghans.
  6. Lexus
    Lexus 30 September 2019 19: 18
    +2
    A Somali pirate lying in the hospital hijacked an alien ship (C) Anecdote.
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 30 September 2019 19: 33
    +2
    Kneading is well mixed and flavored, all sorts of guardians.
    It can last forever.
  8. Dreamboat
    Dreamboat 30 September 2019 21: 42
    -1
    Something from the remnants of the car does not seem to be without casualties. Again, probably without casualties among regular American special forces, and how many Burundians or mercenaries from private companies - this is no longer considered.
  9. Charik
    Charik 30 September 2019 23: 59
    +1
    A week earlier, Al-Shabab attacked the Burundian peacekeepers. Yes, the Burundians attacked sharply, and who it is (Burundian peacekeepers.)
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 1 October 2019 06: 59
      0
      Quote: Charik
      A week earlier, Al-Shabab attacked the Burundian peacekeepers. Yes, the Burundians attacked sharply, and who it is (Burundian peacekeepers.)

      There is such a country in Africa, Burundi.
  10. Artunis
    Artunis 2 October 2019 12: 12
    0
    Barmalei are certainly bad guys, but in this particular case they are not so bad.
  11. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 2 October 2019 16: 25
    0
    Papuans began to suspect something, now they will endure "gratitude" with hoes laughing laughing laughing