According to reports, on October 1 in Somalia, American forces carried out an attack that resulted in the death of one of the organization’s top officials.
A joint operation between Africa Command and the Federal Government of Somalia was conducted close to Jilib, a city with a population of 100,000 that is located 230 miles south of Mogadishu. The fallen terrorist was also identified by government officials as Abdullahi Nadir, who they described “as one of the most important members of al-Shabab” Nadir had previously had a $3 million bounty placed on his head by the U.S. government, according to the Associated Press, and was slated to one day succeed Ahmed Diriye as the organization’s leader. According to the U.S. Africa Command, there were no recorded civilian casualties. According to a government statement obtained by AP, His death is a thorn removed from the Somali nation, and the Somali people will be eased from his misdirection and awful crimes.