Brit commandos snatch Somali tribal leader
British commandos made a dramatic amphibious landing on Somalia’s war-torn shores to seize a tribal leader, the Daily Mail can reveal.
In an extraordinary operation in a lawless area teeming with bandits and pirates, elite Royal Marines launched Viking armoured vehicles from landing craft and pushed several miles inland to pick up the clan chief.
He was apparently interrogated for information on the location of training camps and hostages taken by pirates. It was an audacious operation, that probably yielded valuable intelligence. Obama does not do much in the way of intelligence gathering from terrorist. He tends to just whack them with a Hell Fire missiles, but you do not tend to get much info about what was in their head other than the remaining goo pouring out of it.The unprecedented covert landing comes at a sensitive time in the troubled East African country as Al Qaeda-linked groups are training terror recruits and pirates are holding more than 100 hostages after seizing their boats.
The tribal elder, one of the most influential figures in the region, was whisked through bandit country by heavily armed troops from 539 Assault Squadron and taken to a ‘very important meeting’ with MI6 and the Foreign Office aboard a Royal Navy support ship anchored off the coast.