Hormuud telecom and Al-Shabaab's Strategy of Destroying Mobile Communication Masts

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Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 12:32:48 in Latest News by Super Admin
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    Hormuud telecom and Al-Shabaab's Strategy of Destroying Mobile Communication Masts

    Hormuud's Assault on African Peacekeepers Figure 14: African Peace Keepers Hormuud launched a scorching public campaign against the Kenyan military forces in AMISOM in late August 2019.

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Hormuud's Assault on African Peacekeepers Figure 14: African Peace Keepers Hormuud launched a scorching public campaign against the Kenyan military forces in AMISOM in late August 2019. It became demonstrably clear from this assault on African peace-keepers that the company was part of a triple alliance with Al-Shabaab and the Federal Government in Villa Somalia. In its wake, the campaign would expose the company's corporate strategies to capture and manipulate the Somali government, public institutions, diaspora, Al-Shabaab and other dark forces in the Somali underworld to pursue its interests—which worked against the public interest of the Somali people.
In late August, Hormuud issued a series of statement in social and mainstream media alleging that unspecified units of the Kenya Defense Forces in the AMISOM contingent were directly or indirectly involved in bombing and destroying its masts in Gedo region of Jubaland State.
In making this allegation, Hormuud latched on a well-heeled tactic widely used by the Al-Shabaab in its warfare against the African forces after 2012.
The strategy involved destroying telecommunication masts with the aim of paralyzing exchange of information among security officers, intelligence personnel, and residents.
communication masts in northern Kenya. On January 20, 2018: Al-Shabaab militants destroyed a Telecom communication mast located in Elwak, Mandera County, on Saturday at 2am, disrupting communication in the area.
On July 10, 2018, it attacked and destroyed a strategic ‘mediated cross-border communication –base Telecom Destroys 13th Kenya’s Safaricom BTS Mast Site, was Involved in Dusit D2 Terrorist Attack
Daily nation, "Al-Shabaab destroys telcom mast in Mandera,” 2018.
transmission station (BTS) mast owned and operated by Safaricom, in Hamey, Garissa County of Kenya. The terrorists also attempted to attack the area administration police camp, but were repulsed by border security and patrol forces.
Sources indicated that Hormuud has used Al-Shabaab militants to destroy mast of rival companies as part of its strategy to gain complete
Destroyed Communication Mast in Elwak Town, Mandera
monopoly in Somalia. Since 2018, it has extended this strategy to AMISOM controlled areas in Jubaland State. Even more ambitious, it has moved to shut out Kenyan telecommunication companies 50-100 Kilometres into Counties occupied by ethnic Somali population in Northern Kenya.




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