MOGADISHU – Somali armed group Al-Shabaab’s spokesman, Sheikh Ali Dheere has succumbed to his injuries on Friday after he was seriously wounded Sunday during a military operation in Awdheegle, some 70km south of the capital, Mogadishu.
A military source confirmed Mareeg Online the death of Ali Dhere (alias Ali Mohamed Raghe).
Sheikh Ali was seriously injured and 17 other militants were also killed in a joint military operation carried out by Turkey-backed forces in Sham area near the town.
The operation also led the recapture of Awdhegle town where the militant group has been under its control of many years, according a statement released by country’s military.
Al-Shabaab, an al Qaeda linked group in Somalia which the United States in 2008 designated as a foreign terrorist organization.
The group carried out similar attacks targeting key government buildings, hotels and other public gatherings, which left dozens dead.
Last month, at least 10 people, including the Mogadishu’s mayor were killed following a suicide bombing in July on a government office in the capital of Mogadishu.
Ali Dhere’s death will be big below to the militant group if it is confirmed.