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article imageKenyan military forces move into Somalia Special

By Ali Ghedi     Oct 16, 2011 in World
Kenyan troops moved into the southern border of Somalia to pursue Al-Shabab terrorist who are behind the kidnapping of two female Spanish aid workers.
The internal Security Minister George Saitoti and Defense Minister Yusuf Haji announced that they invoked article 51 of the UN Chapter which permit the self defense and protect the security of Kenyan citizens.
According to one eyewitness, who asked not to be named, the Kenyan military crossed the border in military trucks and tanks and in the same time, aircraft were flying overhead.
In a press conference in Nairobi, Prof. Saitoti explained the action of Kenyan government saying, ”This cannot be left to continue at all and it means we are now going to pursue the enemy who are Al-Shabab to wherever they will be even in their country. We are ready to take any necessary measure to protect our territorial integrity.”
On the other hand a Somali government spokesman, Abirahman Omar Osman known as "Inj.Yarisow" said that his government welcomes the logistic support of Kenya, but “we don’t need their troops.”
The continuing incident of kidnapping the foreign visitors is damaging the tourism industry of Kenya.
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