11 August 2013

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Leader Calls for Unity, Renewed Jihad During Eid Al-Fitr Prayers

Photo: Stuart Price/UN Multimedia
Relative peace at Lido Beach in Mogadishu.

Al-Shabaab commander Fuad Mohamed Qalaf called on Somali and foreign jihadists and their supporters to stand united during a sermon after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Barawe Thursday (August 8th), reported Somalimidnimo, a website supportive of al-Shabaab.

Qalaf, also known as Fuad Shangole, lamented the rift growing between the senior commanders of al-Shabaab, adding that the internal crisis has caused military losses.

Qalaf is wanted by the United States government for sponsoring and spreading terrorism. The State Department has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture and conviction.

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