The leader of Al-Shabaab claims that the US and Great Britain have an & # 39; invasion & # 39; lead
The leader of Al-Shabaab claims that the US and Great Britain have an & # 39; invasion & # 39; lead in his first audio message in three years – and condemns & # 39; hostility of Christians to Muslim society & # 39;
- Ahmed Diriye accused the West of plundering oil and plundering natural resources
- Diriye criticized Kenya over drains with Somalia over seawater and reserves
- The 20-minute clip condemning the West is his first message since 2016
The leader of the Somali Islamic group Al-Shabaab claimed yesterday that the US and Britain & # 39; invasions & # 39; have raised and & # 39; hostile & # 39; are against Muslim society in his first message in three years.
Ahmed Diriye, one of the most wanted men in the world, released a 20-minute shot on Thursday, accusing the West of plundering oil and plundering natural resources while condemning a spit on sea waters.
Diriye, who succeeded Ahmed Godan after being killed in an American drone attack in 2014, particularly criticized Kenya and claimed that the oceans of Somalia were handed to them & # 39; with lucrative oil and gas at stake.
Ahmed Diriye, one of & # 39; the world's most wanted men, released a 20-minute shot on Thursday that accuses the West of plundering oil and plundering natural resources
& # 39; There seems to be an increase in the invasion led by the United States and Great Britain, & # 39; Diriye said in the message that was being distributed on pro-Shabaab websites.
& # 39; The hostility of Christians towards the Muslim society has increased. The purpose of this hostility is to plunder oil resources in the country and other natural resources such as fish and transfer our oceans to Kenya and Ethiopia, "he said.
The disputed region covers more than 40,000 square miles where Kenya has already granted exploration permits for three oil blocks, a movement that the Somalis dispute.
Somalia has brought the case before the International Supreme Court, the UN Supreme Court, which will deal with it in November.
Diriye, who succeeded Ahmed Godan after being killed in an American drone attack in 2014, particularly criticized Kenya and claimed that the oceans of Somalia had been & # 39; transferred & # 39; (shown Al-Shebab hunters in 2013)
& # 39; We inform our Muslim nation that the Mujahideen will never accept and oppose any decision of the so-called International Criminal Court & # 39 ;, said Diriye.
& # 39; We are telling the world that we are not making any concessions to our oceans and that our society should be aware that Kenya has already flooded a large strip of our territory before it seeks the maritime claim. & # 39;
Al-Shabaab believes that part of Northeast Kenya – historically inhabited by ethnic Somalis – should be sent back to Somalia.
Kenya and Ethiopia are both part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which has been deployed since 2007 to support the fragile central government and has played a key role in driving the Shabaab out of much of southern Somalia.
Al-Shabaab believes that part of Northeast Kenya – historically inhabited by ethnic Somalis – should be sent back to Somalia (photo Al-Shebab hunters in 2013)
The leader also referred to the controversial elections in the semi-autonomous state of Jubaland in late August in his first post since 2016.
Since the Kenyan forces were deployed to Somalia in 2011, the Shabaab have carried out several deadly attacks on its soil, the last on January 15 against an office complex housing the Dusit hotel, killing 21 people.
Diriye was specially designated as a terrorist by the US Department of Foreign Affairs in April 2015. He is said to have a $ 6 million premium on his head.
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