Al-Shabaab & White House Confirmed Leader's Death


Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane was killed by a U.S. drone attack on a convoy in Somalia, according to a statement from the White House. Godane's dath was also confirmed by a Twitter account which reportedlyt belongs to Al-Shabaab. Manned and unmanned aircraft operated by U.S. special operations forces participated in an airstrike on September 1 in Somalia that destroyed an al-Shabab encampment and a vehicle located at that camp, the Pentagon Press Secretary said.


  • Somalia:  Al-Shabab Names Successor After Leader's Death

    Deutsche Welle, 6 September 2014

    The militant group al-Shabab has confirmed the death of Ahmed Abdi Godane in a US air attack earlier this week, naming a new leader in his place. The Somalian government has warned ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Al-Shabaab Announce Death of Leader

    Dalsan Radio, 4 September 2014

    A twitter which belongs to Alshabaab announced the demise of their overall leader Ahmed Godane. This comes days after drones attacked and stroke the leaders of Alshabaab in ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Govt Denies Report On Al-Shabab Chief's Death

    Voice of America, 5 September 2014

    The Somali government has denied a report that the prime minister announced the death of al-Shabab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane. read more »

  • Somalia:  Statement by the Press Secretary on the Death of Ahmed Godane

    The White House, 5 September 2014

    Today, the Department of Defense confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the leader of al-Shabaab, is dead as a result of a U.S. military targeted airstrike in Somalia undertaken over the ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Al-Shabaab Twitter Announces the Death of Ahmed Godane

    Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency, 5 September 2014

    A twitter which belongs to Al-Shabaab announced the demise of their overall leader Ahmed Godane. This comes days after drones attacked and stroke the leaders of Al-Shabaab in ... read more »

  • Somalia:  It Is Not Clear Whether Ahmed Godane Was Killed or Not

    Dalsan Radio, 3 September 2014

    In the recent attack by the American drones, several Alshabaab leaders were killed. read more »

  • Somalia:  Ahmed Godane Survives Drone Attack

    Dalsan Radio, 2 September 2014

    According to media reports, the overall leader of Alshabaab Ahmed Godane survived the drone attack of last night. Unidentified senior member of Alshabaab confirmed that Ahmed ... read more »

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American drone-MQ-1 Predator

  • Somalia:  Is U.S. Airstrike the Final Attack On Al-Shabaab?

    Deutsche Welle, 2 September 2014

    US armed forces have launched an air strike against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. The attack targeted the head of the group, Ahmed Abdi Godane, but it's not yet ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Airstrike Targeted al-Shabab Leader, Camp, Official Says

    U.S. Department of Defense, 2 September 2014

    Manned and unmanned aircraft operated by U.S. special operations forces participated in an airstrike yesterday in Somalia that destroyed an al-Shabab encampment and a vehicle ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Pentagon Briefing on Al-Shabaab Drone Attack

    U.S. Department of Defense, 2 September 2014

    Department of Defense Press Briefing by Rear Adm. Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room read more »

  • Somalia:  Did Drones Kill Al-Shabaab's Leader, and Why Does It Matter?

    Daily Maverick, 3 September 2014

    Drone strikes aimed at Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane reportedly hit their target, but no one's sure if he's actually dead or not. A lot rides on the outcome - and not just ... read more »

  • Somalia:  One Million Somalis Starve As Towns Besieged and Food Prices Quadruple

    Thomson Reuters Foundation, 2 September 2014

    More than a million hungry Somalis urgently need food aid due to worsening drought and conflict, a 20 percent increase since January, the U.N. said on Tuesday. read more »

  • Somalia:  Media Law Imposes Heavy Fines On Journalists for Breaching "Code of Ethics"

    International Freedom of Expression Exchange Clearing House, 2 September 2014

    The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) expresses outrage over the passing of a contentious anti-media legislation that introduces strict media restrictions and heavy ... read more »

  • Somalia:  More Details About Bombardment Against Alshabaab Emerge

    Dalsan Radio, 2 September 2014

    The Pentagon press secretary, Admiral John Kirby said in a statement that Pentagon bombarded Alshabaab inside Somalia on Monday. read more »

  • Somalia:  Somalia Forces Halt Shabaab Attack in Mogadishu

    Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency, 2 September 2014

    Al-Shabaab attacked the Godka Jilicow detention centre in Mogadishu on Sunday in an apparent attempt to free some Al-Shabaab prisoners held there. read more »

  • Somalia:  SIMHA Concerned About Laws Restricting Al Shabaab Reporting

    Dalsan Radio, 3 September 2014

    Somali Independent Media House Association (SIMHA) is very concerned about restrictions imposed upon Somali independent media on Al Shabaab reporting. read more »

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