31 Dec '14, 9pm

US military confirms Shabaab's intel chief killed in airstrike

Yesterday, Somalia's National Security Agency said that the leader of Shabaab's Amniyat, or intelligence service, was killed in a US airstrike in southern Somalia on Dec. 29. Today, the US Department of Defense issued a confirmation that Tahlil Abdishakur was indeed killed. The full text of the DoD press release is below. Again, there is some uncertainty over the identity of the leader of the Amniyat. [See LWJ reports, Captured Shabaab official previously identified as group's 'chief of intelligence' , and Somali government reports Shabaab's intel chief killed in US airstrike , for more details.] The US military seems certain that Abdishakur was indeed the head of Shabaab's intelligence branch as well as the director of Shabaab's "external operations," or missions that occur outside of Somalia. Text of DoD press release on the killing of Abdishakur: The Department of Defen...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2014...

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