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Sole female Somali cabinet minister kidnapped by terrorists July 21, 2011

Posted by Chris Mark in Uncategorized.
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News reports have confirmed that the fledgling Somali Transitional Federal Government’s only female cabinet member, Asha Osman Aqiil, has been kidnapped.  The only woman in the country’s 18-member government, was reportedly taken by Shebab fighters, an Islamist rebel group. The kidnapping occurred 19 miles north of Mogadishu in a town called Balad.

Recent US State Department memos have confirmed that Somali Pirates are paying portions of ransom monies to the terrorist group to maintain a status quo.  Roughly a third of Somalia is ruled by the terrorist organization with ties to Al-Qaeda.


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