This is the militant leader that the US targeted in Somalia“

On Monday night, the United States launched a strike on two vehicles driving south of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, killing six people. Somali and U.S. officials confirmed on Tuesday that the target of the attacks was Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader of…

Godane is thought to be around the age of 37 and may have grown up in northern Somaliland amid difficult circumstances. As The National Post notes, he has a background in accounting and also managed a grocery store with a friend, albeit one who he later ordered killed. He is also believed to be a lover of poetry.


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