MOGADISHU (Caasimada Online)—Somalia’s Intelligence says a senior Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab official has been killed in drone strike carried out by US military in west of the capital of Mogadishu.
The Agency said the latest airstrike had killed Al-Shabab’s head of tax collection.
The strike was carried out n Oct. 25 in Kunyo Barrow area, some 65km west of Somali capital Mogadishu.
Xubin sare oo Alshabab ah, kuna sugnaa degmada Kunya Barow, una qaabilsanaa soo aruurinta dakhliga, ayaa waxaa 25/10/2018 gantaal ku dilay xulufada ciidanka amniga Soomaaliyeed. Dhaqaalaha uu shakhsigan soo aruursho ayaa lagu gumaadi jiray shacabka.#NISA
— NISA (@HSNQ_NISA) October 27, 2018
US says on Friday it has carried out 28th drone strike against Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab in the same area, killing at least two militants.
Last week, African Union mission in Somalia says its forces had killed head of Al-Shabab finance controller and 7 others in an attack in west of Somali capital Mogadishu.
There was no immediate response from Al Shabaab over the claims.
The Al-Qaeda linked Shabaab was pushed out of the Somali capital in 2011 — and subsequently other towns and cities — by soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia.
Somali has been without a central authority since the overthrow of the late ruler Mohamed Siyad Barre in 1991 when the country plunged into chaos and lawlessness.
Mogadishu News Desk