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2008-10-10 09:00:37

Writethru: Somali Islamist group says "ready for dialogue" over Mogadishu airport ban MOGADISHU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Islamist group which last month ordered the closure of the main airport in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, said on Thursday it is ready to rescind its decision after negotiations about it. The Al-Shabaab Islamist movement last month threatened to shoot down any aircraft using the airport which they said was being used to bring in military supplies for Ethiopian...

2008-10-10 09:00:37

Somali Islamist group says "ready for dialogue" over Mogadishu airport ban MOGADISHU, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Islamist group which last month ordered the closure of the main airport in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, said on Thursday it is ready to rescind its decision after negotiations about it. The Al-Shabaab Islamist movement last month threatened to shoot down any aircraft using the airport which they said was being used to bring in military supplies for Ethiopian troops and...

2008-10-09 09:00:33

Excerpt from report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 9 October [Presenter] A passenger flight has landed in Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport a short while ago as the airport has been closed for more than 20 days now following the ban by Al-Shabab. Aweys Haji Nur has more details. [Nur] The passenger plane belonging to Juba Airways is carrying deportees from Saudi Arabia and has just landed at Mogadishu's Adan Adde International Airport as confirmed by sources....

2008-10-07 12:00:37

Excerpt from report by privately-owned Somali Shabeelle Media Network website on 7 October Over 100 clan elders from the Hawiye have today asked Al-Shabab to reopen Mogadishu airport following a meeting in Mogadishu. The intellectuals and learned members of the Hawiye clan held a long meeting in Mogadishu and discussed the closure of Mogadishu airport. In a news conference, they specifically urged the Al- Shabab group to rescind its decision to ban the Somali public from using the...

2008-10-06 09:00:33

Text of report by Somalia's private commercial Radio Shabeelle on 6 October [Presenter] The Transitional Federal Government of Somalia [TFG] has said that the Adan Adde International Airport [Mogadishu] is not closed to the government and that only civilian flights have been banned. Bashir Qalif Gani has more details. [Gani] The TFG's Foreign Affairs Ministry has said that the closure of Mogadishu airport does not have any effect on the government and African Union Mission in Somalia...

2008-10-05 15:00:16

Text of report by privately-owned Somali Radio Simba website on 5 October The spokesman of the African Union Mission in Somalia [AMISOM] commenting on the continuous attacks on residential areas in Mogadishu, has denied AMISOM troops have been carrying out the attacks. In an interview with Radio Simba, Baridge Bahuko said there were no mortars fired on Mogadishu airport, although there has been previous mortar attacks at the airport. Captain Bahuko also said one of their planes landed...

2008-10-01 18:00:29

Text of report by Somali opposition Radio Voice of Mudug on 1 October A military cargo aircraft carrying equipment for African Union peacekeepers in Somalia landed safely at the Adan Adde International airport in Mogadishu, with no sign of attack from the Al-Shabab Islamic Movement. African Union Mission in Somalia [Amisom] spokesman said the aircraft was ferrying military equipment. However, the type of equipment it was carrying could not be established. The spokesman added that the...

2008-09-24 15:00:37

Text of report in English entitled "Al-Shabab defends attacks on Mogadishu's airport" published by Somali pro-Puntland government Garoweonline website on 23 September A spokesman for an Islamist guerrilla group waging an insurgency in Somalia claimed responsibility for yesterday's mortar attack on the capital Mogadishu's international airport, Radio Garowe reported Tuesday [23 September]. Shaykh Muktar Robow (Abu Mansur), the spokesman for Al-Shabab, told Mogadishu-based media that the...

2008-09-23 15:00:23

Text of report by Swedish-based Somali website Somaliweyn on 23 September The Islamic administration that controls Jowhar, the capital of Shabeellaha Dhexe region, has denied that flights are diverting from Mogadishu Airport to Jowhar airport. A senior official, who spoke for the Islamic Courts, described as a lie reports that Daallo Airways, Jubba Airways, African Express Airways, and another carrier would switch their flights to Jowhar airport because of insecurity at Mogadishu...

2008-09-23 09:00:22

Writethru: Forty die in Mogadishu shelling MOGADISHU, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Nearly forty people have been killed and sixty others wounded including eleven children after heavy exchange of shelling between insurgent fighters and Somali government forces and foreign troops backing it, the latest of the escalating violence in Mogadishu, witnesses and hospital sources said. The shelling begun after insurgents fired mortars at the Mogadishu airport where a plane reportedly landed. African...


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