15 March 2014

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Spokesman Denies Claims of His Death

Sheikh Ali Mohamud Raage (Ali Dheere) The Spokesman for the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab denied the claims that he was killed.

The spokesman declared that he disliked telling the Kenyan Defence Forces that he was still alive, but did not want to spread frantic fear amongst the Somali citizens.

"It is one of their lies that they use to calm the Kenyan people and their children who have inserted themselves in our affairs, on our territory," Said Sheikh Ali Dheere.

Recently, there was widespread rumour that Sheikh Ali Dheere was killed after the Kenyan Government declared that he was murdered after sustaining serious injuries to him and other high-ranking officials of Al-Shabaab.

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