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"If the city was controlled by the militants, then how did the US contingent leave through it": there were questions about the bombing of the city in Somalia

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The American command in Africa announced the data that on New Year's Eve the American aviation launched missile and bomb strikes on the territory of Somalia. AFRICOM's press office said there were at least three airstrikes. One of them fell on the city of Cunyo Barrow.


According to the official version, the airstrikes were inflicted on militants of the Al-Shabab group, affiliated with the terrorist organization ISIS (banned in Russia). Three members of this extremist organization are said to have been liquidated.

It is also added that only in Kunyo Barrow (aka Barawa, southwest of the capital of the country Mogadishu) 6 buildings "used by the militants" were destroyed by bombing.

It is alleged that no civilians were killed or injured when strikes were launched against Somali settlements.

Recall that by the end of 2020, the American military command has pledged to comply with Donald Trump's order on the complete withdrawal of troops from Somalia. But at the same time, it was announced that, in general, the American operation against the militants in this African state does not stop.

AFRICOM Command Representative General Joel Tyler:

Let no one question these blows. They were applied to the militants after the withdrawal of our ground contingent. None of the civilians died there.


However, in connection with the American airstrikes inflicted on January 1, questions still arise. For example, one of the questions is related to the air strike on the aforementioned Cuno-Barrow. Thus, during the withdrawal of the US ground contingent from Somalia, the direction from Kunyo-Barrow (Barawa) to Mogadishu was also used.

"If the city was controlled by the militants, then how did the US contingent leave through it": there were questions about the bombing of the city in Somalia

In this regard, a certain oddity looms: if the city in Somalia was under the control of the militants "Al-Shabab" *, then how could it be used in the withdrawal of troops through ports with further loading on the ships of the US Navy? Why was the city bombed after the withdrawal of troops through its territory? If there were no militants and their infrastructure in the city, then what were American planes bombing in this Barawa?

In this regard, it was suggested that the bombing was to a greater extent "demonstrative" - ​​to show that "the United States continues its operation against terrorism." At the same time, the AFRICOM command did not really tell what kind of "terrorist infrastructure" American bombs and missiles destroyed during the "New Year" strikes.

This footage is demonstrated with striking a complex of buildings:

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  1. NDR-791
    NDR-791 4 January 2021 09: 09
    +8
    If the city in Somalia was under the control of the Al-Shabab militants *, then how could it be used in the withdrawal of troops through ports with further loading on the US Navy ships? Why was the city bombed after the withdrawal of troops through its territory?
    A typical "agreement" followed by a scam. Immediately I remember the promised 25 Lyamas for Benya Ladny and the same scam.
    1. Deniska999
      Deniska999 4 January 2021 09: 14
      0
      Well, why not breed local slippers ... It's not a pity.
    2. Mitroha
      Mitroha 4 January 2021 09: 16
      +3
      Other options are not even visible. They work in their role.
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 4 January 2021 09: 24
        +1
        Other options are not even visible.
        In this case, exactly so. But I was more interested in something else:
        ... the American military command has pledged to comply with Donald Trump's order for the complete withdrawal of troops from Somalia. But at the same time, it was announced that, in general, the American operation against militants in this African state does not stop.
        Will they switch to our "Syrian method"? And these bombings, so to speak, a test of the pen? The army will be withdrawn, so they have a lot of PMCs. It turns out they decided to be monkey.
        1. Machito
          Machito 4 January 2021 09: 42
          +2
          Actually, this is the merit of the United States in breeding barmaley in Somalia. The old-timers of the Sami people, probably, still remember the blessed times of friendship with the USSR.
    3. Giant thought
      Giant thought 4 January 2021 09: 24
      +3
      Obviously, there is the factor of bombardment for the sake of bombardment. And the presence of civilian casualties due to "democratic" bombing by the American propaganda media will be hushed up in every possible way. After all, elementary logic suggests that there should have been people in the bombed-out buildings.
      1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
        Sidor Amenpodestovich 4 January 2021 09: 33
        +7
        Quote: Thought Giant
        And the presence of civilian casualties due to "democratic" bombing by the American propaganda media will be hushed up in every possible way.

        The entire civilian population was declared members of terrorist groups, so there are no civilian casualties.
      2. Sergey M. Karasev
        Sergey M. Karasev 4 January 2021 09: 47
        +1
        And the presence of civilian casualties due to "democratic" bombing by the American propaganda media will be hushed up in every possible way.

        So this is Somalia! There militants and civilians are practically the same thing. "Nobody knows where Benya ends and the police begin" (C)
        1. Captain45
          Captain45 4 January 2021 10: 41
          0
          Quote: Sergey Mikhailovich Karasev
          So this is Somalia! There militants and civilians are practically the same thing.

          The cleaning lady said - here you go!
          Just think, agent, some kind
          In our tenth print from Somalia! (C) V. Vysotsky
        2. dmmyak40
          dmmyak40 4 January 2021 13: 06
          +2
          "The police ends where Benya begins" (C).
    4. Quadro
      Quadro 4 January 2021 09: 44
      -2
      Rather, they did not throw, but put their mongrels in their place. Like "we are leaving, but this does not mean that you are free, do what you are told, otherwise it will continue like this, or even worse for you."
    5. Eldorado
      Eldorado 4 January 2021 11: 13
      +2
      It's just that the US contingent is the militants!
    6. Alexander 3
      Alexander 3 4 January 2021 11: 35
      +1
      A. How many tears shed at parting ..
    7. sedoj
      sedoj 4 January 2021 12: 16
      0
      Quote: NDR-791
      Why was the city bombed after the withdrawal of troops through its territory?

      I didn't understand the author - should I have bombed during the withdrawal or before? what
    8. dzvero
      dzvero 5 January 2021 18: 22
      0
      Why "kidalovo" at once? They promised a couple of hundred thousand, but did not specify what they would give in kind ...
  2. Dmitry Makarov
    Dmitry Makarov 4 January 2021 09: 29
    +3
    In Somalia, wherever you throw a bomb, you will definitely hit a member of the Isis, there are no others there.
    1. Alex Justice
      Alex Justice 4 January 2021 17: 22
      0
      Somalia is a poor country. Residents are ready for any job, including piracy, to survive. But what the Americans were doing there is a mystery. I don't think they were delivering humanitarian aid.
  3. 7,62h54
    7,62h54 4 January 2021 09: 51
    +3
    Americans eliminated their accomplices by "democratic means"
  4. Klingon
    Klingon 4 January 2021 10: 04
    +1
    striped laid out a piece of gameplay from Arma "gunship"
  5. Nyrobsky
    Nyrobsky 4 January 2021 10: 19
    +3
    They killed the chief "treasurer" through whom they financed the barmaleev. As they say - "He knew too much."
  6. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus 4 January 2021 10: 23
    +3
    Yes, everything is simpler here than a steamed turnip. First they pulled out the troops, then they cleaned up the traces of their crimes and eliminated unnecessary witnesses. The usual tactics of the fascists.
  7. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 4 January 2021 11: 05
    -1
    What's so strange about that.
    The center of the city was controlled by the Americans, the outskirts of the militants.
    This is often the case.
    The houses of the militants were bombed.
    We went out along the cleaned-up central street.
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 4 January 2021 12: 29
      +1
      It's still clear, controlled by militants, they are PMCs of the United States))
      We got out and cleaned up after ourselves.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 4 January 2021 11: 28
    +2
    Interesting questions were raised in the article, perhaps once, but how did the ISIS forces occupy Syria with leaps and bounds when the Americans were there at the head of the coalition? Or how they stayed in Afghanistan for so many years, and then fled, because they defeated everyone and everything there?
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 4 January 2021 14: 11
    0
    Us5 is much simpler. Designed for those who do not officially think and do not ask questions, and this is more than everything. Stupidly they threw off bombs at parting in the hut of the local bai that he provided money for the passage of amers without excesses and transferred the money to the most reliable bank office. Then we announce it as a terrorist attack, liquidate it and write a beautiful report on the successes in (the most difficult struggle of the Nanai boys) = profit in all respects!