Al-Shabaab's supreme leader replaced due to sickness, Somalia spy agency says

Al-Shabaab militants train in the outskirts of Mogadishu. 

Photo credit: File | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The National Intelligence and Security Agency (Nisa) reported on Friday that Al-Shabaab’s Emir (supreme leader) Ahmed Diriye Abu Ubaidah has been replaced due to ill health.
  • It added that the power to run the Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group has been transferred to his deputy Abukar Adan.



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