The Press Service of the Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujahideen issued a press release
about the jihad in Somalia. It reads:
PRESS RELEASE: AMISOM Invaders Have Lost the Initiative in Their War Against the Mujahideen
Mogadishu (07/04/2012) - Eight months after their tactical withdrawal from the defense posts in Mogadishu, the Mujahideen still continue to conduct operations inside the city, gradually eroding the invaders' capability to secure Mogadishu through attrition.
Since their withdrawal from the extensive Mogadishu frontline, the Mujahideen have embarked on a series of raids targeting AMISOM bases and vital TFG institutions. Penetrating deep into the institutions supposedly secured by AMISOM invaders, such as the Presidential Palace, Somali National Theatre, Ministry Offices, etc, the Mujahideen have, by the permission of Allah, repeatedly demonstrated their ability to conduct operations in any part of Mogadishu without restraints.
The improved mobility of the Mujahideen units has increased the efficiency of the operations in Mogadishu, enabling the Mujahideen to constantly attack AMISOM, thereby physically and psychologically tormenting the African invaders. The Mujahideen hope to achieve their objectives whilst striving to incur minimum casualties through the exploitation of the countless vulnerabilities within the TFG institutions.
AMISOM invaders have, at numerous times, attempted to capture the district of Dayniile. But despite the extensive propaganda campaign and the barrage of artillery, the invaders still remain holed up in their burrows after the Mujahideen successfully paralyzed their ability to maneuver beyond their operational bases. And eight months after allegedly 'securing' the capital city, the cloud of insecurity that has gripped Mogadishu stands as a true testament to the ineptitude of the invaders.
Traumatized by the endless raids and their inability to safely operate in Mogadishu, AMISOM invaders have, at this critical juncture, lost both the initiative and will to persist in the war against the Mujahideen. The tightly-concentrated and highly-integrated activities of the Mujahideen in the Mogadishu are beginning to have a decisive effect on the immobile forces. And with the AMISOM leadership now crippled by a severe distrust in the TFG and uncertainty in the accomplishment of the mission objectives, many of the soldiers are forced to await their painful death at the hands of the Mujahideen.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen remains fully resolved in its pursuit of the African invaders and their apostate allies in Mogadishu and will employ every available avenue in the fulfillment of its objectives. All Muslims in Mogadishu are once again advised to stay away from coming into contact with AMISOM invaders. Do not facilitate them with their needs, supplying them with water or make transactions with them as they are all legitimate targets for the Mujahideen. They will be killed wherever they are found as Mogadishu will no longer remain a safe haven for invaders and their apostate allies.
Harakat Al-Shabaab Al Mujahideen
Department of Monitoring