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SNA: Al Shabaab spokesman succumbs to wounds in Middle Shabelle region

Thursday October 6, 2022

Mogadishu (HOL) - Al Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Dhere reportedly died of injuries sustained during heavy fighting in the Hiiraan region this week, according to Somalia's military.

Somali National Army radio reported that the spokesman was wounded in the most recent heavy fighting in El-Qohle on September 29.

This claim has not yet been independently verified. Senior Al Shabaab figures have been falsely reported as dead in the past.

Somali government forces backed by local pro-government militia groups killed 80 fighters, including a senior leader known as Qoorgaab, during the offensive operation in El-Qohle village, radio reported.

According to army radio sources, he died last Sunday at 04:30 p.m. at a hospital in the Aden Yabal district of the Middle Shabelle region.

On Monday, the group’s co-founder Abdullahi Nadir was killed in an operation by the national forces in collaboration with international partner forces in the Haramka area in the Middle Juba region on October 1.


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