March 10, 2010
Good News: al-Qaeda Terrorist Who Bombed US Embassies In Africa Takes leadership of al-Shabaab
Nairobi — The man who masterminded the 1998 terrorist attacks on US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam is believed to have taken over the leadership of al-Shabaab in war-torn Somalia, Kenyan counter-terrorism officials say.Ahmed Al Fazul (below) took charge of the ragtag army after the dramatic killing of Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan, who previously led the group that has been a constant headache to Somalia's Transitional Federal Government and US anti-terror campaign. Fazul Abdullah, who is believed to be on the run after evading arrest. He is wanted over the bombing of Paradise Hotel in Kikambala in 2001.
Fazul is believed to have been hiding in East Africa and reportedly escaped a police dragnet at the Kenyan coast in August 2008 and sneaked into Somalia.