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Al-Shabab fighters took control of the Somali peacekeepers base, killing at least 60 troops

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Today, militants of the Al-Shabab terrorist group carried out an attack on the military base of the African Union contingent in Somalia. China News Agency Xinhua reports numerous casualties among the soldiers of the peacekeeping mission. According to the latest data, as a result of an attack on the military base of El Aid, at least 60 soldiers of the Kenyan army who participated in a peacekeeping operation in Somalia were killed.


Al-Shabab fighters took control of the Somali peacekeepers base, killing at least 60 troops


It is reported that a mined car, driven by a suicide bomber, rammed the gate. After the explosion, armed militants broke through to the territory of the military base, who literally began to shoot at the military mission of the African Union, many of which were injured after the car was blown up.

The terrorist act took place approximately 500 km from the capital Somalia, Mogadishu.

According to the BBC, the militants took the African Union's military base in the country under their complete control. Eyewitnesses to the tragedy reported that the surviving soldiers of the Kenyan contingent attempted to flee with the military base captured by Al-Shabab terrorists. Some have succeeded. The civilian population also began to leave the settlement captured by the militants, where the peacekeeping force base was located.

It should be noted that Al-Shabab is one of the Al-Qaida’s African tracks.
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  1. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 15 January 2016 12: 45 New
    +7
    Somalia is, of course, an evil country, the last place in the world, not counting the states where I would like to visit ...
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 15 January 2016 12: 51 New
      +25
      Terrorism is spreading all over the world, the mattress cattle of all evil spirits have spawned.
  2. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 15 January 2016 12: 46 New
    +2
    Now the militants of igil demand from the locals either to swear allegiance to them, or begin to cut them there. Yes, the mess in the branch of ukroiny is utter.
    1. corporal
      corporal 16 January 2016 22: 33 New
      +1
      Quote: Great-grandfather of Zeus
      Now militants igil

      Al-Shabab is one of Al Qaeda’s African destinations. fool Well, you need to think before you write.
  3. WE ARE MAKING
    WE ARE MAKING 15 January 2016 12: 47 New
    +4
    Either there is more information, or the world is heading into the abyss.
    1. kil 31
      kil 31 15 January 2016 12: 53 New
      +19
      Yesterday, the article was on IN that Italians are sending troops to Iraq. Weak? send to Somalia this is your former colony. Place order in the former colony.
      1. 79807420129
        79807420129 15 January 2016 13: 01 New
        +11
        Quote: Kil 31
        Yesterday, the article was on IN that Italians are sending troops to Iraq. Weak? send to Somalia this is your former colony. Place order in the former colony.

        In Mali, the French colony, the French who clean up the year, but they can’t restore everything, and the Italians? In Somalia? It is believed with great difficulty. hi
        1. tanit
          tanit 15 January 2016 13: 12 New
          +10
          Italians ?! Great warriors who “conquered” Ethiopia with its spearmen and 500 arrows and 2 planes of the imperial guard from the second attempt?
          The Italians are the same. But shooters in those parts are somehow many times more. And in Somalia - so in general - AK is an element of the national costume. hi
          1. BARKHAN
            BARKHAN 15 January 2016 23: 10 New
            +1
            Quote: tanit
            AK is an element of national costume

            Красиво. laughing Allow plagiarism? hi
        2. Pereira
          Pereira 15 January 2016 19: 23 New
          0
          Fools are dumb. Better to Iraq, to ​​protect warehouses with unclaimed condoms.
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      2. blind
        blind 15 January 2016 13: 08 New
        +3
        so Somali would not be a colony. it was organized by an English philanthropist, having bought land from someone there, and began to bring there "oppressed" blacks from all colonies. the idea was that supposedly the slaves received freedom and the earth will live happily praising their liberator. however, having given freedom to niggas, he did not understand that slave psychology did not leave their free bodies and a terrible massacre began for who now in Somalia will be the main master and who remains a slave that continues to this day
        1. tanit
          tanit 15 January 2016 13: 49 New
          0
          So now - like Somalia (her) already - a lot. And the massacre, as it was, will be so. And, - nothing topical - Kenyan people do not kill these scum in the first place. And in Kenya itself, too.
        2. kagorta
          kagorta 15 January 2016 14: 13 New
          +7
          This state is called Liberia.
        3. Pereira
          Pereira 15 January 2016 19: 24 New
          +1
          Are you talking about Liberia?
      3. asadov
        asadov 15 January 2016 14: 16 New
        +3
        the most important thing is that Somalia does not send contingent to Italy for demonstration "concerts"
  4. Vladimyrych
    Vladimyrych 15 January 2016 12: 49 New
    +19
    We in Russia know what the deaths of our peacekeepers are. The geek geek demonstrated this in 2008 and it is a pity that he was not hanged. Any p.a.d.a.l.p. that kills People who face death and who are not guilty by themselves - must be destroyed.
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 15 January 2016 13: 02 New
      +9
      Quote: Vladimir
      Any p.a.d.a.l.p. that kills People who face death and who are not guilty by themselves - must be destroyed.

      Yes everything is correct. But peacekeepers themselves must not relax - not at the resort. The protection of the Kenyan contingent base was disgustingly organized if there was no evidence of a cluster of militants in the vicinity of the facility and a breakthrough of a mined car was allowed.
      1. Vladimyrych
        Vladimyrych 15 January 2016 13: 12 New
        +3
        Well, what kind of warriors from Africans (Kenyans in particular). It is visible not shelled, most likely conscripts (or whatever they have in Africa). And then Al Qaeda is a militant terrorist group that emerged from the Afghan war of 1979-89. Incomparable potential most likely.
        1. tanit
          tanit 15 January 2016 13: 57 New
          +1
          Kenyans are like warriors. They have already fought for the most non-Kenyan ... It is another matter that they have Muslims in the army, but no political instructors. They betrayed the peacekeepers to a dash of Kenyans, who of them betrayed them.
    2. tanit
      tanit 15 January 2016 13: 14 New
      +1
      I assure you - Kenya also knows. And not only Kenyan peacekeepers are dying. Filth has long been killed on the land of Kenya itself, and not just a soldier.
  5. Al_oriso
    Al_oriso 15 January 2016 12: 49 New
    0
    The picture shows some premature skeletons in shape. Well, the soldiers went ...
    1. Beaver
      Beaver 15 January 2016 13: 11 New
      +1
      It's harder to get into this. laughing You don’t have to be Rambo to finish off the wounded and shell-shocked. Meanness and treachery - the main "weapon" of terrorists. am
    2. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 15 January 2016 13: 37 New
      +2
      The population of the African horn, for the most part, have a similar physique. At the same time, they are distinguished by high endurance.
    3. 72jora72
      72jora72 16 January 2016 04: 33 New
      +2
      The picture shows some premature skeletons in shape. Well, the soldiers went.
      And you try to run with them on distillation ........
      1. Chiropractor
        Chiropractor 16 January 2016 09: 03 New
        0
        Only a shooting coach can argue with a wrestling coach ... or running smile
  6. A-Sim
    A-Sim 15 January 2016 12: 51 New
    +6
    Some kind of heedlessness. Gates ram them.
    Is there a block ahead?
    Is there no guard service?
    Have you tried to mine approaches?

    This is the BASE!
    1. blind
      blind 15 January 2016 13: 03 New
      +2
      it's Kineans
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    3. Aleksandr72
      Aleksandr72 15 January 2016 13: 14 New
      +11
      To this I will answer you - it's AFRICA!
      Negroes as soldiers have never been highly quoted. Unless they were trained and commanded by European officers (a European is not so much skin color and country of origin as a mentality radically different from African - white South Africans, Cubans, and Soviet officers fall under this concept). Just read the memories of Soviet (and not only) military advisers available to everyone, who drank famously on the black continent.
      And peacekeeping forces performed by woeful warriors from African states are generally something. They have no heavy weapons, by definition, only light shooting. Mining approaches to the peacekeeping base is not kosher. Yes, and anti-personnel mines are prohibited by an international convention, and who, if not the peacekeepers, must abide by the norms of international laws. It makes sense to put blocks at the entrance to the base only if the base itself is well fortified on all sides, which I personally doubt very much. The guard service was either absent as a concept or was conducted after the sleeves as see above, Africans are not soldiers. In what form do not equip them and what weapons do not give them. To really fight, it doesn’t step on parades in a beautiful new form and drag black impervious sunglasses day and night. (this is also a fact!)
      They only know how to cut each other well in inter-tribal disassemblies, while it is highly desirable that the enemy be unarmed and generally bound hand and foot.
      I have the honor.
      1. tanit
        tanit 15 January 2016 14: 41 New
        -1
        Quote: Aleksandr72
        Negroes as soldiers have never been highly quoted.

        Yah??? Tell the French and the British. The Zulu (Bantu, but ... with the nuances) - somehow they did, and not with a ratio of 1 fraction 10 - the British, the French - even 3 (three) wars with Dagomei and its cannibals, the last one in the 20th century. (By the way, Kenya was part of Dahomey).
        I will not go deep into centuries. I do not remember Ashanti and the Portuguese.
        Negroes have always been - great warriors.
        This is not the case. Times pass, the blacks received both new weapons and a bunch of different new religions, but they are fighting, like millennia ago. What are the radicals, what is opposing special forces. hi
        1. KG_patriot_last
          KG_patriot_last 15 January 2016 15: 56 New
          +2
          Negroes are also different. They are one person for us, but in reality they differ as a Frenchman from a Berber.
    4. Dryuya2
      Dryuya2 15 January 2016 16: 51 New
      +3
      Quote: A-Sim
      Some kind of heedlessness. Gates ram them.
      Is there a block ahead?
      Is there no guard service?
      Have you tried to mine approaches?

      in vain you are like this - in Syria and Iraq and it seems people have been fighting for more than a year,
      and with the "martyr mobile" and they have problems request and dig ditches and put blocks - this is when some sort of passenger car and 5-10kg of "explosives" helps
      and if as in the photo - and this is still half the body empty !!!
      or as in the video

      1. Pereira
        Pereira 15 January 2016 19: 35 New
        +1
        I, perhaps, would laugh at the enthusiastic screeches of the Peshmerga in Kirkuk, after the destruction of the Jihad mobile. But in our zombie’s house, the glamorous worms, watching when the telestar at the talk show publicly pulls, squeal even more disgusting.
        Therefore, I will not laugh, but I will be in solidarity with the Kurds.
      2. Garris199
        Garris199 15 January 2016 19: 41 New
        +1
        There are no shahids there, only zombies. And this is a "zombie mobile." So they should be called.
        1. BARKHAN
          BARKHAN 15 January 2016 23: 19 New
          +2
          Quote: Garris199
          There are no shahids there, only zombies. And this is a "zombie mobile." So they should be called.

          But you must admit that the sight is creepy. There is something devilish in death row. So, the joy of those who repulsed is quite understandable.
  7. skrabplus.ru
    skrabplus.ru 15 January 2016 12: 52 New
    -2
    Now we are waiting for a request for military assistance from Somalia ... 1 caliber will be enough.
    1. Max40
      Max40 15 January 2016 12: 57 New
      +1
      Is it inexpensive?
      1. 33 Watcher
        33 Watcher 15 January 2016 13: 40 New
        +5
        God save us! Climb into Somalia, Afghanistan, it seems a kindergarten.
    2. Pereira
      Pereira 15 January 2016 19: 37 New
      +1
      As practice has shown, we do not have enough calibers to achieve a visible result.
      Whoever doesn’t like it, indicate the actual number of calibers in the warehouses. Maybe then I agree that enough is enough.
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  8. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 15 January 2016 12: 56 New
    +2
    something is not clear. But it is impossible to make elementary barriers in front of the gate?
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 15 January 2016 13: 01 New
      +5
      What for? Better to throw a hookah!

      In general, the women have already developed quite effective tactics for breaking through barriers, launching a breaking woman and followed by an infantry fighting vehicle full of explosives. The first blows up barriers and weakens the fire, the second is already target and detonates the base.

      Well, the lack of engineering technology, the culture of the digging of course affects.
      1. Olegovi4
        Olegovi4 15 January 2016 13: 35 New
        +2
        Quote: donavi49
        The first blows up barriers and weakens the fire, the second is already target and detonates the base.

        plaque fly, so what’s it, put two blocks of chtoli and that's it ?. at one time we were so "digging in" that you’ll smoke horseradish. and the snake from the fortified blocks and other surprises is generally a masterpiece.
      2. Thronekeeper
        Thronekeeper 15 January 2016 14: 18 New
        0
        What for? Better to throw a hookah!
        I’m never a grammar of the Nazis, but “to throw myself in” means either a bite from the drunks or a pill from the Nariks.
        Afra do not smoke a hookah, they kat chew. In Africa, this disaster is now - not because the drug, the European will have no reaction except diarrhea, but because agricultural land is occupied by traders of this weed when the population dies of hunger.
    2. blind
      blind 15 January 2016 13: 03 New
      0
      so it is necessary to do it
  9. Sly
    Sly 15 January 2016 13: 00 New
    +1
    What kind of yugents in the photo? two counselors and a squad ...
    1. Vladimirets
      Vladimirets 15 January 2016 13: 54 New
      +3
      Quote: Sly
      what kind of yugents in the photo? two counselors and a squad ...

      These “ugents” will cut out the liver and eat the fresh one without thinking. yes
      1. BARKHAN
        BARKHAN 15 January 2016 23: 23 New
        +1
        Quote: Vladimirets
        Quote: Sly
        what kind of yugents in the photo? two counselors and a squad ...

        These “ugents” will cut out the liver and eat the fresh one without thinking. yes

        But I’m wondering, if all these weapons are taken away from these baboons, including kitchen knives, are they going to tear each other with their teeth?
        1. Aljavad
          Aljavad 17 January 2016 03: 42 New
          0
          But I’m wondering, if all these weapons are taken away from these baboons, including kitchen knives, are they going to tear each other with their teeth?


          The Khmer Rouge with bamboo sticks smashed their heads.
    2. Aljavad
      Aljavad 17 January 2016 03: 41 New
      0
      What kind of yugents in the photo? two counselors and a squad ...


      And what, do not know? In Africa, soldiers are taken to when the machine can lift. Not the government, but all kinds of rebels-separatists-avengers-for-faith-fathers, etc. Google "child soldiers." Colorful ... and scary!
  10. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 15 January 2016 13: 02 New
    0
    Kenyans overslept, you can’t relax.
  11. blind
    blind 15 January 2016 13: 02 New
    +1
    if the Samalis, armed figuratively speaking with a pitchfork, threw a lyuley over the mattress delta with its fluffy berets about 20 years ago, seem to be back in the Magadish itself, then some Kineans will calmly be cut
  12. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 15 January 2016 13: 07 New
    +3
    Quote: blind
    if the Samalis, armed figuratively speaking with a pitchfork, threw a lyuley over the mattress delta with its fluffy berets about 20 years ago, seem to be back in the Magadish itself, then some Kineans will calmly be cut

    By and large, the Delta has nothing to do with it. The headquarters was distinguished by rare idiocy.
  13. guznorodov
    guznorodov 15 January 2016 13: 19 New
    +1
    Some kind of gouging by the UN forces.
  14. starchina pv
    starchina pv 15 January 2016 13: 23 New
    +1
    judging by the picture, some kind of tear, and no one can cope with them! Africans do not want to fight !!!!!!
    1. Primus pilus
      Primus pilus 15 January 2016 13: 32 New
      +1
      This kind of tear is the most dangerous and dangerous; they have nothing to lose.
    2. Olegovi4
      Olegovi4 15 January 2016 13: 37 New
      +5
      Quote: starchina pv
      some kind of tear

      in Afghanistan, too, perfumes were not haute couture. and now look at the Hussites in flaps fighting in the mountains, against the packed Saudis. tearing is not an indicator.
  15. Shuttle
    Shuttle 15 January 2016 13: 29 New
    +1
    Somalia ... Mogadishu ...
    "Black Hawk Down" is the film that turned all these crap rangers, Delta, etc. in such heroes that they started writing books about them, making films, and even filmed the computer game. This is PR!

    Interestingly, the Americans will climb again without asking the Somalis themselves?
  16. Dam
    Dam 15 January 2016 14: 03 New
    0
    Firewood burns when you drop the torch. I do not want to believe, but it seems someone is seriously and systematically setting fire to all the heaps of brushwood in different corners of this world. And it's not about stupid Obama and Carrie. You involuntarily think about the Apocalypse.
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  18. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 15 January 2016 14: 32 New
    +1
    Kenyan warriors relaxed. You can’t relax.
  19. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 15 January 2016 16: 50 New
    +3
    Quote: Damm
    Firewood burns when you drop the torch. I do not want to believe, but it seems someone is seriously and systematically setting fire to all the heaps of brushwood in different corners of this world. And it's not about stupid Obama and Carrie. You involuntarily think about the Apocalypse.

    Behind Obama, Carrie and the like are those who really rule. And they are just the guides of other people's ideas and designs. As far as their strengths and capabilities work out advances.
  20. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 15 January 2016 16: 57 New
    0
    It is unclear whether it makes sense to become attached to Somalia as a state with borders, it makes sense to be able to divide it between neighbors by stripping, or to divide it between the most influential groups is bound by their obligations like all states within the UN, in fact there are no countries, but everyone pretends that there is.
    1. tanit
      tanit 15 January 2016 17: 59 New
      0
      It has long been divided, but not all are recognized.
      Quote: Kyrgyz
      It is unclear whether it makes sense to become attached to Somalia as a state with borders, it makes sense to be able to divide it between neighbors by stripping, or to divide it between the most influential groups is bound by their obligations like all states within the UN, in fact there are no countries, but everyone pretends that there is.
  21. Orionvit
    Orionvit 15 January 2016 20: 11 New
    +1
    Quote: blind
    so Somali would not be a colony. it was organized by an English philanthropist, having bought land from someone there, and began to bring there "oppressed" blacks from all colonies. the idea was that supposedly the slaves received freedom and the earth will live happily praising their liberator. however, having given freedom to niggas, he did not understand that slave psychology did not leave their free bodies and a terrible massacre began for who now in Somalia will be the main master and who remains a slave that continues to this day

    A clear example of Haiti. They cut out the whites, but they don’t know how to live on. The same calico, as in Somalia. I do not want to be known as a racist, but in my opinion, some people came down from a tree early.
    1. BARKHAN
      BARKHAN 15 January 2016 23: 29 New
      +1
      Quote: Orionvit
      A clear example of Haiti. They cut out the whites, but they don’t know how to live on. The same calico, as in Somalia. I do not want to be known as a racist, but in my opinion, some people came down from a tree early.

      And what does racism have to do with it? These are objective facts. They speak of different levels of civilizations and different development of ethnic groups ...
      For example, Israel and the Palestinians nearby, the same land, the same opportunities ...
      Germany and Poland, USA and Mexico, Russia and Ukraine laughing Last sorry could not resist laughing
  22. 31rus
    31rus 16 January 2016 06: 15 New
    +1
    Dear ones, an attack on peacekeepers has become commonplace, but why? Yes, because the approach itself needs to be changed. First of all, in the formation of the contingent of peacekeepers, there are no Kenyans of heavy equipment, artillery, aviation, either to not attract to the mission, or to provide with everything necessary , act against terrorists, which means that the approach must be appropriate, not stand on the line and portray targets, but destroy, but for this the first question must be resolved, terrorism is international, that means they must act together against them, the contingent of peacekeepers must be prepared in accordance with tasks, otherwise it turns out a police mission, but they are fighting almost with the army, the format of operations is considered not military peacekeeping, but
    1. MGD
      MGD 16 January 2016 16: 23 New
      0
      As it was ... Fire and a sword for world peace .... The US world gendarme is not recovering and other forces are needed ....
  23. MGD
    MGD 16 January 2016 16: 18 New
    0
    UN peacekeepers? What could she babble if her messengers are slaughtered like kittens? Peacekeepers must create a peaceful zone, where even with a penknife it is impossible to go without demand !!!