Is Al Shabaab leader dead in Somalia?
Intelligence reports show that there could be trouble within the Al shabaab ranks in Somalia as there is now renewed conflict from the Shurah on succession.
The Shurah is the al shabaab’s executive council mandated with commissioning and approving strategic targets for attacks as well as other strategic and financial decisions for the militants.
The current shurah is comprised of eight leaders with a majority from the Hawiye clan.
Ahmed Umar aka Abu Ubeiydah is the current Al Shabaab leader, deputised by the intelligence wing leader Mahad Karate, Maalim Osman,the head of foot soldiers, and the spokesperson Ali Dhere.
Sources confirm that the leaders currently located in Jilib got into a heated exchange over the weekend, splitting the council into two factions. According to