Mogadishu: Abdullahi Yare, the co-founder of al-Shabaab in Somalia, was killed in a drone attack.
According to the World News Agency, Somalia has confirmed the death of the most wanted al-Shabaab leader Abdullahi Yare in a drone attack to the United States and said that this operation was carried out on October 1 with foreign support.
The United States had placed a reward of 3 million dollars for the capture alive or dead of Abdullahi Yare, the active leader of the al-Qaeda-linked organization Al-Shabaab, who was killed in the Dorn attack. Since 2012, he was included in the list of the 7 most wanted leaders of the United States.
Abdullahi is said to have been the co-founder of al-Shabaab, as well as the head of the Shura Council and the organization’s financial affairs. Apart from this, the current Alil Amir-e-Shabaab Ahmad Deri was also considered as successor.
It should be noted that the newly elected President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohammed, expressed his determination to launch an all-out war against extremist organizations, especially al-Shabaab, and instructed the citizens living near Al-Shabaab’s bases to move elsewhere.
Al-Shabaab has been involved in attacks on government offices, hotels and soldiers in Somalia, and just a few days ago it occupied a hotel in the capital Mogadishu for 30 hours, killing 21 people.