The war of terror shifted firmly to the African continent over the weekend, as US Special Forces conducted two raids in Libya and Somalia in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A report on www.garoweonline.com said that an amphibious force attacked a house in the coastal town of Barawe in Somalia around 2 am on Saturday morning.
Apparently the raid was carried out by a Navy Seal team who were targeting a terror suspect who was linked to the Westgate shopping mall attack in Kenya.
US Secretary of State, John Kerry said in Bali that he hopes that this makes it clear that the United States of America will never stop in the effort to hold those accountable who conduct acts of terror.
“Members of al-Qaida and other terrorist organisations literally can run but they can’t hide,” added Kerry.
In Libya, Anas al Liby, also known as Nazih al-Ragye, was seized at dawn in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, as he was heading home after morning prayers. Liby has been wanted by the US for his involvement in the East African bombing in 1998 that killed over 200 people.
There is concern in South Africa about the potential threat al-Qaida poses to the security of the country with recent reports on terror training camps in the country.
There are thousand of Somalian refugees in South Africa and it would not be impossible for the terror group to operate in our country.
There has been incidents of terror suspects travelling on South African passports, although there have been no incidents on South African soil.