2019-05-28

Somalia: Major Fatuma Ali killed in al-Shabaab bomb attack.

AllAfrica:
Major Fatuma Ali was in the company of her husband 2nd Lt. Bishar Muse headed to a hospital in the city to pick up their admitted baby one of the 9 babies she had bored as a mother. They were stuck at the checkpoint in a queue.

11.04pm a huge explosion hit and destroyed Major Ali's military vehicle. A car suicide bomber had detonated himself at the security checkpoint queue just behind the military vehicle. A huge plume of smoke goes up while on the ground the female career soldier and her husband were seriously hit succumbing to their injuries.

A sad end to the life of a celebrated military officer fondly known as "Fay Ali" a role model to many a female who had sacrificed a lot for peace in a country still struggling to secure it's territory from an ongoing insurgency by militant group Alshabaab.

2nd Lt. Muse was Fay Ali's third husband. She had lost two of her previous husbands to Alshabaab attacks. This time she died alongside the love of her life Muse.

Fay Ali's career goes back a decade ago when she was enlisted into the SNA and deployed in the frontlines in Mogadishu that saw militant group Alshabaab routed out of the capital after years of control in some districts. ...