Top Al-shabab commander arrives in southern Somali port town

KISMAAYU,Somalia (Keydmedia) – A senior Al-Shabab rebel commander has on Tuesday arrived in the port town of Kismayu in Lower Jubba region,500 Km away south of Somalia capital, Mogadishu, sources said.
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Reports confirm that high level delegation of Al-shabab and led by the hard-line Galgala militia leader Sheik Sa’eed Atom that traveled from Afgoye town in Lower region,30 Km south of Mogadishu has finally reached in the insurgent-held port town of Kismayu.

Sources suggest that the main aim of the touring Al-shabab rebel commander in the town is said to introduce the senior group leader in southern Somalia, a month after Galgala militia disclosed their formal merger with Al-shabab.

The visit of Sheik Sa’eed Atom in Kismayu town is accompanied by several Al-Qaeda-aligned Al-shabab chiefs, including Sheik Muqtar Robow known as ‘Abu Mansor’ Sheik Ali Mohamud Rageh ‘Ali Dhere’ and Ibrahim Hajji well-known ‘Ibrahim Afghan’.

Residents in Kismayu town who asked to not to be named for security reasons told Keydmedia English News by phone that the leaders have had a door-closed meeting at Cabdalla Axzaab University in the heart of the city.

Al-shabab wants to shift and step up its guerrilla-style warfare in the north-eastern regions under the semi-autonomous state of Puntland, after losing in south and central Somalia battle by Government forces supporting by regional armies. - Mogadishu, Somalia


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