This is an Al Jazeera video about Somalia.
From British daily The Guardian:
Somalia air strike failed to kill al-Qaida targets, says US
Xan Rice in Nairobi
Thursday January 11, 2007
The US air strike on Somalia failed to kill any of the three top al-Qaida members accused of terror attacks in east Africa.
A senior US official said today that Sunday night’s attack had killed between eight and 10 “al-Qaida affiliates” near the southern tip of Somalia.
But he said that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, Abu Taha al-Sudan and Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, all linked to the 1998 US embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania and the 2002 Mombasa hotel attack, were still on the run.
“Fazul is not dead,” said the official, contradicting earlier reports.
Well, so they did kill “affiliates”.
What makes one an “affiliate”?
Probably, the four year old boy killed by the US bombs had seen a TV newscast which mentioned al-Qaida; making him an “affilate”.
And the Somali newlywed couple bombed to death had probably had their wedding within a circle of a thousand miles from Osama Bin Laden, or from one of his zillion “second in commands”; making the couple “associates” … [sarcasm off].
See also here.
United Nations report: women, children, most affected by fighting.