January 17, 2007 No.

Islamist Websites Monitor Project No. 49

Information for Mujahideen Seeking to Join the Jihad in Somalia

On January 15, 2007, an Islamist website posted information for mujahideen who wish to travel to Somalia in order to join the jihad there. The message included maps and satellite images showing various possible travel routes. One of the suggested routes goes from the port of Aden in Yemen to the port of Berbera in Somaliland, continues to Burao, capital of Togdheer region in Somalia, and ends in Lasanod, capital of Sool district, where a unit of the Islamic Courts Union is claimed to be stationed.

Below are the satellites images provided with the message: