Al-Shabaab official surrenders to Somali government forces


A senior al-Shabaab official has surrendered to the Somali National Army’s 8th Battalion 60th Division.

Adan Shiniyow Ibrahim was a senior al-Shabaab official in charge of the guerrillas and a 30-strong military commander, leading operations and organizing operations.

Aden has been with Alshabab for 10 years and has operated in Hiraan, Gedo, Bay, and Bakool regions, taking part in several battles in parts of Gedo and Hiran regions.

The command of the 60th Division of the Somali National Army said that Adan suffered a concussion after contacting military officers.

He called on members of al-Shabaab to surrender to Somali government forces, noting that former al-Shabaab members had given up.



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