SOMALIA: ‘ Islamic Rebels Pledge Allegiance to New Leader and Threatens Enemies ‘

#AceWorldNews – SOMALIA – September 08 – Militants of the Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab have pledged allegiance to their new leader after his predecessor was killed.

Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed alias Ahmed Godane is pictured in this undated handout photo


They said the enemies would reap the “bitter fruits” of revenge after Ahmed Godane’s killing, Reuters reported. Al-Shabaab confirmed he was killed by a US air-strike in a raid last Monday.

Sheikh Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaida will replace him to head the group, which wants to impose its strict version of Islam on Somalia.

The group also reaffirmed its allegiance to Al-Qaeda


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