Somalia: Three Swedish citizens die in Jihad

Somalia: Three Swedish citizens die in Jihad

According to Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda three Swedish citizens have died fighting Jihad in Somalia.  It is known that a couple of Swedish-Somalis are heading the Hizb ul-Islam group.  According to this article there are about 20 Swedish citizens fighting Jihad in Somalia.  Previous news reports mentioned at least 15 Danish and 60 British citizens involved in the fighting.  Tundra Tabloid reportsthat many of today's leaders in Somalia are Finnish citizens.

The news story below adds another interesting fact: not all the JIhadists are Somalis.


Several young men who left Sweden to join the radical Islamic militant group al-Shabaab in Somalia have been killed in battle, according to Sweden's security service Säpo.

Säpo estimates that about 20 people have left Sweden to train and fight with al-Shabaab, a militant group with alleged ties to al-Qaeda.

So far, a handful of people with Swedish passports have also been killed in the fighting, Säpo reports.

"For the time being, it is believed there are ten or so Swedes on the ground in Somalia. They are either taking part in the violence or in training camps, but there may be more as of yet unknown cases. What worries us is that it's ongoing and growing," said Säpo counterterrorism analyst Malena Rembe to the Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) newspaper.

The recruits aren't only Swedes with Somali backgrounds, but are also individuals of mixed ethnicity, according to Rembe.


Source: The Local (English)

See also:
* UK: 60 British youth fighting Jihad in Somalia
* Somalia: Discussions of Swedish-Somali terrorism
* Somalia: Somali-Swedes heading terror group
* Denmark: Somalis leaving to fight in Somalia

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