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Ibrahim deserted Al-Shabaab and surrendered to SNA, carrying with him two AK47 assault rifles and large amounts of ammunition.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A senior Al-Shabaab commander was reportedly defected from the terrorist and surrendered to Somali government forces, the military officials said.
Ali Ibrahim has been in charge of Al-Shabaab's health department in the Galgadud region, central Somalia for the past years, according to the state media, citing SNA officers.
After having seen Al-Shabaab's cruel ideology, Ibrahim said he opted to abandon the group and gave himself up to the Somali military near Dhusamareb city, fleeing from Elbur district.
Colonel Abdullahi Mohamed, who is a senior SNA commander said the militant had contacted Somali forces and informed them that he was willing to surrender to the government.
Al-Shabaab was yet to react to the claims but the shocker move by Ibrahim is considered a big blow to the Al-Qaeda-linked group which is facing now military pressure in central Somalia.
The surrender comes as Somali forces are battling against Al-Shabaab in central and southern parts of the Horn of Africa nation where the militants still control huge swathes of rural areas.
Fahad Yaasiin, waxaa hore loogu eedeeyay inuu xiriir xooggan kala dhaxeeyo kooxda Al-Shabaab, isla-markaana uu u adeegsado dilalka shaqsiyaadka ka aragtida duwan.