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Senior Al-Shabaab leader executed on terrorism charges

Ahmed Ismail Ali was accused of being an an active member of Al-Shabaab and was among Al Shabaab officials assigned for the Nairobi shopping mall attack

A senior Al-Shabaab leader in Gedo region, southern Somalia has been executed by a military court after he was found guilty of killing several government officials in the region.

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Ahmed Ismail Ali  wasaccused of being an an active member of Al-Shabaab and was among Al Shabaab officials assigned for the Nairobi shopping mall attack, according to the commissioner of Burdubo district in Gedo region, Hassan Mohamed.

“We can confirm to you that Ahmed Ismail was among the people who killed teachers in Kenya,” said Mohamed.

Mohammed said Ali had been captured by the Somali government forces after they that he had suffered from injures in battle between the Al Shabaab militants and government forces.

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He was later was brought to court.

Mohamed said that the security forces are pursuing other three Al Shabaab militants whom he accused of being behind the killing of deputy commissioner of Burdubo district Ali Matan, last week.

Many Al-Shabaab collaborators have been tried in a military court, which many people believe had contributed in reducing the strength of militant activities in the country.

The insurgent group has been experiencing military loses and drone attacks have killed several of its key leaders.

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