High alert on terror as Eritrea might unleash the terror dogs
By Tigrai Online
July 06 2011
Kenya and its neighbours now want a No Fly Zone imposed on a part of Somalia to cut off arms supplies to the al Shabaab terrorist group.
The calls came as security agencies were placed on high alert following reports that a top commander with the Somali-based terror group might have sneaked into Kenya for treatment after being wounded in a US attack.
Bilal El Berjawi, a close aide of slain al Shabbab commander Fazul Abdullah, suffered head injuries in an American air bombardment on Sunday. (READ: US takes drone war into Somalia)
The British national of Lebanese ancestry is suspected to have been sneaked into Kenya for treatment after the attack that killed the mastermind of last year’s terrorist bombings in Uganda, known by his pseudonym, Badrudin.
He was listed as the head of al-Qaeda Intelligence in Nairobi before fleeing to Somalia. Also believed to have survived the Sunday attack with injuries is another al-Qaeda commander only identified as Ikrima.
Nine top al-Shabaab operatives were believed to have been injured or killed during the attack on Sunday, as Kenyan security went into high alert at the border following intelligence reports that the wounded terrorists could have sneaked into the country for treatment.
Kenyan police rank 27-year old Berjawi as a high profile terrorist only second to the late Fazul. Before travelling to Somalia through Kenya, Berjawi was a technician at an air conditioning and refrigeration installation company in London.