Al-Shabab Appoints New Leader After US Drone Strike Killed Godane
The Somalia militia group al-Shabab has announced Ahmad Umar as their new leader to replace Ahmad Abdi Godane, who was killed by an air strike by the United States. The Islamist militia made this announcement in an online statement, where they also vowed to take revenge for the death of their former leader Godane. According to one of the militia’s commanders, Abu Mohammed, the decision to appoint Ahmad was unanimous.
The government of Somalia placed the country on a high-security alert fearing a possible retaliatory attack from the militia. This alert came shortly after the US confirmed they had taken down Godane …read more
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