Al-Shabaab Changes its name and Strategy

Hizbul Islam Leadership led by Dahir Aweys took over the role of leadership for the newly branded Al-Shabaab organization called Islamic Authority

By TesfaNews,

The nationalist factions of Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab have announced the change of their organization name to Imaarah Islamiyah – meaning ‘Islamic Authority’ following several days of meetings in Baidoa.

Except the leader of Al-Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane (Abu Zubeyr), all prominent members like Sheikh Ali Dhere, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow (Abu Mansoor), Fu’ad Shongole and Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys attended the meeting. Continue reading

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