5 May 2011

Somalia: Al Shabaab Says Ahlu Sunna's Chairman of Gedo Region Killed

Mogadishu — Al shabaab, a movement which US designated to be a terrorist organization on Thursday proclaimed they killed an Ahlu Sunna top regional official in southern Somalia raid.

Sheikh Abdi-aziz Abu Mus'ab, the spokesman of Al shabaab told the local media that Sheikh Hassan Sheikh Ahmed, better known as Qoryoley, the chairman of Somalia's moderate group of Ahlu Sunna Waljama ASWJ in Gedo region, died from his wounds sustained from ambush attack in Garbaharey town.

Abu Mus'ab said that the official died in a medical facility in Nairobi, the capital of neighboring Kenya on Wednesday night.

Sheikh Isaq Hussein, an Ahlu Sunna officer, confirmed the death of their leader while speaking to Shabelle Media Network.

But, Mr. Mursal vowed that they will launch reprisal attacks on what he called Al shabaab militants, pointing that they force them leave the two districts in the regions which still under their control.

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