Somali Issues Red Alert Following Al-Shabab Leader’s Death

The Somali government has warned that Al-Shabab, an affiliate of the Al-Qaeda terror network is planning a wave of retaliatory attacks after it was confirmed that the group’s leader Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed in an air strike on September 1.
Khalif Ahmed Ereg, the Minister for National Security disclosed to journalists that “security agencies have obtained information indicating that Al-Shabab is now planning to carry out desperate attacks against medical facilities, education centres and other government facilities. The security forces are ready to counter their attacks and we call on people to help the security forces in standing against violent acts.”
Ereg also congratulated the Somali people on the death of the Al-Shabab leader.
Pentagon confirmed the death of Godane, a 37-year-old who was trained in Afghanistan by the Taliban on Friday. He led the group’s metamorphosis from a local militia into an international terror group which became a threat to countries like Kenya and Uganda.

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