The mysterious release of Colonel Barre Adan Shirle from an Ethiopian jail near the border between Somalia and Ethiopia sheds light in a multi-pronged strategy to attack and take Kismayu, the seaport town and stronghold of Al-Shabaab.
Kenya Defense Forces entry into Somalia and the popular objective of Kismayu popularity has waned with most Kenya’s finding KDF un-effective in their efforts in Somalia.
Colonel Barre Adan Shire was jailed at Dolow by Ethiopian Army but left the prison and entered El-Wak town in Gedo a region held and in control of TFG and Kenya Army.
The chief leader of the Juba Valley Alliance, a militia movement is a former Somali Member of Parliament and defense minister.
The man comes from the Marehan sub-clan of the Darod and currently a Somali MP. He has a militia of 800-Ethiopian trained militia.
Intelligence gathered by Strategic Intelligence shows the Ethiopian army released the colonel to his special officers and Aden Mohamed Wacey.
The former defense Minister of Somalia Colonel Barre Adan Shire has immense connections in Kismayu having governed the sea-port for over eight years.
Intelligence also shows that Colonel Barre Adan Shire is a military man with great military strategy skills besides wielding significant political influence in the Juba and Gedo regions.
Strategic Intelligence confirms that Colonel Barre Adan Shire has entered an agreement with Kenya military officials on matters military with a strong bias on the Kismayu attack.
TFG officials feted his return with Somali intelligence informing his several attempts to contact the Kenya military to discuss a strategy for the Afmadow and Kismayu towns fall.
TFG Forces have declared their support to the Colonel saying he is very skilled military strategist who can orchestrate the fall of Kismayo.