December 30, 2014

A Second al-Shabaab Leader Surrenders It Took A Bit More Encouragement

SuperDrone is very convincing.

NY Times:

A leader of the Somali militant group al Shabaab was killed by a U.S. air strike in Somalia, U.S. and Somali officials said on Tuesday.

The victim, identified as Abdishakur and also known as Tahliil, was the head of Amniyat, a unit blamed for suicide attacks in Mogadishu, Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency said in a statement.

The U.S. Defense Department said on Monday it had launched an air strike in Somalia that targeted a senior al Shabaab leader.

Two U.S. officials familiar with the matter confirmed that Abdishakur was the target of the U.S. air strike, and one said Abdishakur was killed in the attack.

When interviewed by this reporter the reason for his surrender he said, "I'm dead Jim!"

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