CIA has secret Somalia facility - claim

2011-07-12 22:19

Washington - The US Central Intelligence Agency is using a secret facility in Somalia for counter terrorism purposes as well as a secret prison in the Somali capital, the magazine The Nation reported on Tuesday.

The report said the CIA has "a sprawling walled compound" on the coast of the Indian Ocean which looks like a small gated community, with more than a dozen buildings behind large protective walls.

According to the magazine, the site has its own airport and is guarded by Somali soldiers, but the Americans control access.

The Nation said the effort is part of a focus on the Shabaab, the al-Qaeda linked group in the region blamed for a number of plots against the United States. It said the CIA is trying to build "an indigenous strike force capable of snatch operations and targeted 'combat' operations" against the Shabaab.

The report said the CIA also uses a secret prison buried in the basement of Somalia's National Security Agency (NSA) headquarters, where prisoners suspected of being Shabaab members or of having links to the group are held.

Some prisoners have been captured in Kenya or other locations, according to the magazine, which said the prison is officially run by the Somali NSA, but that US intelligence personnel pay the salaries and interrogate detainees.

  • GT - 2011-07-12 22:56

    Good to hear. Fight these bronze age holy warriors in their own country.

      slg - 2011-09-03 19:36

      Couldn't agree more. Left to themselves these delusional and violent hate-mongers would destroy civilization as we know it.

  • OZNOB - 2011-07-12 23:13


      Ace - 2011-07-13 06:39

      I can see it already. Tour guide in Somalia: “And on your left you have the US Central Intelligence Agencies top secret facility for counter terrorism and coming up on the right is the CIA’s top secret prison.” Classic!!!!

      Creeky - 2011-07-13 06:48

      "On the farside Hill on the right, you will see the skeletal remains of the Helicopter shot down in the last Somali War, which was made into the movie "BLACK HAWK DOWN"

  • wmutahi - 2011-07-13 08:15

    Americanos and their noses in everything.

      slg - 2011-09-03 19:38

      An immature and uninformed comment. You should go and live in Somalia or Waziristan and see how it feels. Maybe then you'll understand what is really going on.

  • steve - 2011-07-13 08:33

    Show of hands - who thinks this is true?

      2c - 2011-07-13 10:26

      Is it true? Is it also true that they just killed Osama Bin dead for years already?

  • Doubtful Thomas - 2011-07-13 11:07

    & i c one in SA right under JZ nose operating undetected...

  • Doubtful Thomas - 2011-07-13 11:07

    & i c one in SA right under JZ nose operating undetected... Will they b snatching Juju ?

  • nic - 2011-07-13 11:55

    "Somalia's National Security Agency". You are kidding right? Somalia is a lawless state without a functional government for decades (since 1991 iirc)

  • ProfAndy - 2011-07-13 12:19

    Let us get rid of these hypocritical, imperialist Yanks before they try and take over Africa and ruin it as they have any other region that they have 'colonised'... Having the Americans in our back yards is ismply asking for trouble. Next they will be sending drones over to the Cape Flats to take out Al Qaeda supporters... If they were to send them over the ANCYL HQ... Well, that would be helpful. Initially... ;)

      slg - 2011-09-03 19:40

      Not much of a professor, are you. You wouldn't have a computer if you achieved your sad, twisted goal, nor your car or your phone, to name but a few. Wake up buddy. You're on the wrong end of the consciousness spectrum.

  • moderfontein - 2011-09-04 13:00

    More Zionist lies and disinformation , fed to the corrupted western media , who willingly fed it to the gullible , who never question anthing their told. Every day , we get more disiformation and lies from the Zionist gangsters in the Pentagon , it all part and parcel of their agenda to invade and put in place puppets who take orders from the Zionist Gangsters who now have seized control over everthing in the once great Christian nation called Americ. America once prior to Zionist control was a nation looked up to , now it cess pit, a warmonger , despised the world over , corrupt , and on the brink of being bankrupt.

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