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Somalia's defense minister said the military is preparing to "liberate" Barawe, the town under Shabaab control where US SEALs attempted to capture Ikrima, a top terrorist commander. Shabaab arrested a businessman in Barawe and accused him of aiding the US in the raid.
The target of the Oct. 5 raid in Barawe by US Navy SEALs was Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir, a.k.a Ikrima, who served as Shabaab's external operations chief. He was plotting to conduct attacks in Kenya against the parliament, defense forces, and the UN. A Swedish and a Sudanese jihadist are said to have been killed in the Barawe raid.
Shabaab claimed that Western special operations forces launched a 2 a.m. raid in the Shabaab-controlled town of Barawe. Shabaab claims to have repelled the raid and one of its fighters were killed in the assault.
Puntland security forces attacked Shabaab "bases" in a village in the Golis Mountains, killing one fighter. Shabaab fighters again denied that a woman led or was even involved in the Westgate Mall attack in Kenya.