Senior Shabaab commander rumored to have been killed in recent Predator strike
A senior Shabaab commander who fought in Afghanistan and has close ties with al Qaeda is reported to have been killed in the Predator airstrike that took place in southern Somalia late last month. The report is unconfirmed.
Ibrahim al Afghani is said to have been killed in the June 25 Predator airstrike that targeted a training camp outside of the southern port city and Shabaab haven of Kismayo, according to RBC Radio, a local Somali news service. A “senior officer” for al Qaeda identified as Bilal El Berjawi is said to have been wounded during the strike and has sought treatment at a hospital in Kenya.