Tuesday, December 30, 2014

al-Shabab Intelligence Chief Killed In U.S. Drone Strike (Updated)

US Strike In Somalia 'Killed al-Shabab Intelligence Chief' -- BBC

A leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group was killed by a US air strike on Monday, Somali officials say.

The intelligence chief, named as Abdishakur, was part of a unit responsible for suicide attacks, security officials said.

US defence chiefs did not confirm whether the al-Shabab leader had died.

Washington has supported an African Union (AU) force which has driven the fundamentalist group from strongholds across the country since 2011.

On Monday the US said it had targeted a "senior leader" of al-Shabab in the area of Saakow, about 320km (200 miles) west of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Why was the intel guy killed?

When he offered (or was trying to surrender) to surrender was the offer bogus to buy time or yank the chain of the opposition?

The surrender attempt seemed bogus to me. If it is out in the media that you are thinking or trying to surrender, you got to git-R-done or Al Shabab would come after you.