Omar Faruk Osman

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  • Clarification: Africa-US Military Media story

    In a story Nov. 13 about the U.S. military running two news websites in Africa, The Associated Press identified Omar Faruk Osman as the secretary general of the National Union of Somali Journalists. Although Osman and the website of the International Federation of Journalists identify him as the secretary general, the Somali government recognizes Mohamed Ibrahim as the secretary general of the group.


  • Pentagon opens website in propaganda war with terrorists

    The website's headlines trumpet the imminent demise of the Somali terrorist group al-Shabab and describe an American jihadist fretting about insurgent infighting.


  • This image downloaded from the internet on Nov. 13, 2012, shows the main page of the sabahionline.com website, featuring an image made from video showing al Qaeda leader Ayman Al-Zawahri. At first glance it appears to be a sleek Horn of Africa news site, but in fact the website is run by the U.S. military as part of a propaganda operation aimed at countering extremists in Africa. (Associated Press/Internet)

    U.S. military behind Africa news websites

    The website's headlines trumpet al-Shabab's imminent demise and describe an American jihadist fretting over insurgent infighting. At first glance it appears to be a sleek, Horn of Africa news site. But the site — sabahionline.com — is run by the U.S. military.


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