ATbar Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen at a Crossroad

Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen at a Crossroad

15/09/2014 | by Shay, Shaul (Dr.)  

Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of the Islamist militant group, Al-Shabab Al-Mujahideen, was killed in a US air strike inside Somalia on September 1, 2014. Godane’s death is big blow to Al-Shabab as well as to the Al-Qaeda network to which Al-Shabab is a member.

Al-Shabab elected Sheikh Ahmad Umar (Abu Ubaidah) as the new "emir" of the group. However, Godane’s death could lead to an internal power struggle and infighting within the organization. 

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