US Issues $10 Million Bounty on Al-Shabaab Leader

US Issues $10 Million Bounty on Al-Shabaab Leader (News Central TV)

In response to a 2020 attack on an air base in Kenya that killed three Americans, the United States on Thursday offered a $10 million bounty for information leading to the capture of an Al-Shabaab militant leader in Somalia.

The head of the Al-Shabaab unit, Maalim Ayman, will be paid a reward for information that results in his capture and conviction in any nation, according to the State Department.

“Ayman was responsible for preparing the January 2020 attack,” a State Department statement said.

The Somali movement Al-Shabaab, which Washington has classified as a terrorist organisation since 2008, took credit for the attack at the Manda Bay Airfield on Kenya’s northern coast.

Your Friends Also Read:  Emergency Responders Put Out Fire at CBN Office in Benue

According to the authorities, the pre-dawn raid, which killed two American service personnel and a US defence contractor and destroyed six planes, was carried out by the Jaysh Ayman squad.

In order to combat Al-Shabaab, which has recently lost land inside of Somalia as a result of pressure from an African Union force and US airstrikes, the US has closely collaborated with Kenya as well as the precarious government in Mogadishu.

According to a research conducted by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism last year, Al-Shabab created Jaysh Ayman in an effort to infiltrate Kenya.

The unit, which has shown increasing autonomy, reportedly consists of foreigners, dual nationals, and Kenyans of both Somali and non-Somali ancestry.

Your Friends Also Read:  Kidnapped French Reporter Appears in Video

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from News Central TV.

Contact: digital@newscentral.ng

Total
1
Shares

Leave a Reply

Previous Article
16 Passengers Die in Uganda Truck Crash (News Central TV)

16 Passengers Die in Uganda Truck Crash

Next Article
Somaliland Withdraws Soldiers From Troubled Land (News Central TV)

Somaliland Withdraws Soldiers From Troubled Town Near Somali Border

Related Posts