Sunatimes.com – An American unmanned drone launched a missile attack on one of Alshabab’s most cold-blooded leaders on Sunday, 30 July 2017 in southern Somalia. The drove attack killed a man, who is dubbed the cruelest terror mastermind in Mogadishu’s history.
The drone strike killed Alshabab’s emir in charge of Mogadishu Ali Mohamed Hussein aka Ali Jabal, who directed all terror acts happening in the capital city, he was running the post for almost a decade and a half. The terrorist was killed with his 12 years old son Mohamed Amin, who was minor enough to be innocent, but was a child soldier guarding his ruthless father. Six weeks after the death of Ali Jabal, some very graphic “Kill lists” emerge from the ruins of his leftover stuff.
In one of two shocking lists, found after the killing of Ali Jabal, there appear 13 names of famous Somalia Army Officers, military, police, and intelligence, who were – early 2000s nominated – as counter-terrorism unit in the country by a former Transitional National Government President Abdikasim Salad Hassan.
All officers on the list are dead now, and all of them were assassinated by Alshabab except one officer, the late Colonel Amin Siid Ahmed, who passed away in Mogadishu in October 2013, but his family remain in hiding because of fear of the group’s reprisal.
Colonel Amiin fled the country soon after he escaped from an assassination attempt in his house in April 2003 and he was in hiding for more than 10 years before he returned to the country and died in Mogadishu in 2013. He was the first Somalia official, who arrested suspected terrorists from Iraq and Syria in 2003 and took them to Djibouti to hand them over to the US AFRICOM officials for interrogation purposes.
The first document, which is two pages, very rough, old, and dirty, tops the name of the late Gen. Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, the former commander of Somalia National Army, who was assassinated in his house in Mogadishu, September 2004 by masked Alshabab terrorists.
Ali Jabal’s departure can be seen as a loss to the terror group because he was an institutional memory who led Alshabab’s merciless Amniyaat unit in Mogadishu for more than 12 years. The Amniyaat carried out all terror activity under the ideology of AlQaeda. Their terrorism claimed the lives of thousands of innocent lives through assassinations, suicide bombings, shelling, and face to face battles as well as storming compounds, resta