Al-Shabaab has confirmed that it’s leader was killed in the Tuesday Hellfire missile strike in southern Somalia.
A commander of Somalia’s Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, confirmed Saturday that the leader of the terror group was killed in a U.S. airstrike.
Abu Mohammed also confirmed that the top commanders of the militants were meeting to pick the successor to Ahmed Abdi Godane.
Intelligence sources report that Ahmed Dhere and Zakariya Ismael who has a $3 million bounty on his head, is one of the candidates to succeed Godane.
Godane and other al-Shabab officials were killed by a U.S. airstrike Monday hit the car in which he was traveling. The attack took place 105 miles (170 kilometers) south of Mogadishu, where al-Shabab trains its fighters.