“This person worked as a coordinator recruiting Yemenis and sending them to Syria after being trained by U.S. Special Forces in Qatar,” the newspaper added.
Around 11 people were killed in Somalia’s capital Sunday when a suicide attacker from the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shebab insurgents rammed a car laden with explosives into a convoy carrying officials from Qatar, police said.
“Several people have been killed, the blast was big … the number of those killed is around 11,” police official Mohamed Adan said.
The blast is the latest in a string of bloody attacks in the seaside capital, where al-Qaeda linked al-Shebab insurgents have vowed to topple the government and have set off several bombs and launched guerrilla-style strikes.
The car exploded close to a police station at the central K4 roundabout, a busy part of Mogadishu where many people gather to drink tea at roadside stalls.
“I saw eight bodies including a woman, some of them were burned very badly by the fire from the explosion,” said eyewitness Ali Yusuf. “It was a terrible sight.”
Reports say that the armored car hit in the attack had been damaged with its back windows blasted out. Other police officials said that at least 10 people had been killed.
A second bomb hidden by the roadside and remotely detonated was set off around the same time in the Daynille district of Mogadishu targeting passing security forces, but injured no one, police added.
The attack on Sunday comes after a week-long major security operation in the capital, with police closing down roads and searching cars for explosives.
Qatar consistently rallies for support Syrian rebel terrorists
In a press conference last April with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem Al-Thani claimed that Qatar started supporting the Syrian rebels after it became “frustrated” and gave up hope of reforms by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
But, Merkel stressed that Germany will not arm the militants in Syria.
”We want a political solution. We, the German Federal Republic, will not deliver arms to the rebels. Also, we are not gally allowed to send arms into areas of conflict”, Merkel explained.
Merkel also reiterated the need for a solution and above all for political talks. She said her meeting with the visiting prime minister had covered how to achieve conditions for that.
“The issues are anything but simple, the possibility of the destabilization of a whole region is however a given,” she warned.
Qatar has also been very generous with the income from its gas wealth and has already transferred five billion dollars to Egypt.
In return, Morsi’s new government gave Qatar a number of assurances, including “technical support” for the Syrian opposition, the rotation — possibly to a Qatari citizen — of the Arab League Secretary General post, and “Egyptian approval of Qatari nominees on behalf of the Arab group in several international and regional forums.”
Egypt has also given Qatar a number of perks, such as excluding Qatari investments from laws governing foreign ownership. Qatar is today the Muslim Brotherhood’s banker and personal financier, bankrolling its budget and investing heavily in the group’s projects. Meanwhile, the richer nations of United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are skeptical, apprehensive and will continue to wonder what exactly Qatar wants from the Brotherhood.
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Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011. Many people, including large numbers of army and security personnel, have been killed in the violence.
The Syrian government has said that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country, and that a very large number of the militants operating in the country are foreign nationals. Qatar, Turkey and a number of western and Arab countries are supporting and arming the militants.
Several international human rights organizations have accused the foreign-sponsored militants of committing war crimes.