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Friday, April 10, 2015

Bounties issued for Shabaab leaders ( List included)

(Medeshi)- Mogadishu - Somalia's government has issued bounties for 11 top leaders of the al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militants, with $250 000 offered for the extremist's chief, Ahmad Umar Deria.

Other rewards include $150 000 for the capture of Mahad Karate who runs the Amniyat, a special internal security wing that deals in intelligence and assassinations.

The Shabaab are fighting to overthrow Somalia's internationally-backed government, but have also carried out a string of revenge attacks in neighbouring nations, including Kenya, where the extremists massacred 148 people last week in Garissa university.

Umar, also known as Abu Ubaidah, has led the movement since Ahmed Abdi Godane was killed by a US air strike in September.

The militant group has suffered a string of setbacks, losing territory in battles with regional forces and top leaders to drone missile strikes.

Rewards of $100 000 are offered for the capture of nine others, including Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage.

Other nations have also issued rewards for information on Shabaab commanders, with Washington offering cash rewards of up to $5 million including for three Shabaab commanders.

Kenya has offered $215 000 for alleged Shabaab commander Mohamed Mohamud, a former Kenyan teacher believed to now be in Somalia and said to be the mastermind behind the Garissa attack.

          Name                                                      Bounty 
1- Ahmed Deria --------------------------------$250,000
2- Mahad Warsame Qalay ---------------------$150,000
3- Ali Mohamed Rage ------------------------- $100,000
4- Abdillahi Ali Jimale --------------------------$100,000
5- Mohamed Mohamud Noor -----------------$100,000
6- Ali Mohamed Hussein ---------------------$100,000
7- Hassan Mohamed Ali ---------------------$100,000
8- Abdillahi Osman         ---------------------$100,000
9- Mohamed Abdi Muse ---------------------$100,000
10- Mohamed Mohamud ---------------------$100,000
11- Yassin Osman         ---------------------$100,000