Somali authorities said on Monday that a top al-Shabab militant had been killed in a joint airstrike.
The strike was launched on October 1 by the Somali army and international partner forces. It killed Abdullahi Nadir, also known as Abdullahi Yare, near the town of Haramka, Somalia’s information ministry said.
Nadir had a $3 million (€3.1 million) bounty on his head by the United States.
What do we know about Abdullahi Nadir?
“This leader… was the head preacher of the group and one of the most notorious members of the Shabab group,” the ministry statement said.
“He was former head of the Shura council and the group’s director for finances,” the ministry said. The Shura council is a consultation group within al-Shabab.
According to the ministry, Nadir was a co-founder of the group…