Somalia’s Islamist rebels, al-Shabab, name new leader

By Abdi Guled, September 6, 2014

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somalia’s Islamist rebels, al-Shabab, named a new leader Saturday after confirming the killing of their previous leader by a U.S. airstrike, a commander of the group said.

The Somali militants unanimously selected Ahmed Omar, also known as Abu Ubaidah, at a meeting in an undisclosed location in Somalia, said rebel commander Abu Mohammed.

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