The leader of the military wing of an Islamist insurgent organisation in Somalia has been killed in an overnight air strike.He was a key figure in the al-Shabab movement, which aims to impose Islamic law and launches daily attacks on the shaky Somali government and their Ethiopian allies.
Aden Hashi Ayro, al-Shabab's military commander, died when his home in the central town of Dusamareb was bombed.
The house was totally destroyed to the ground, also other houses nearby," local elder Ahmed Mumin Jama said. Another resident, Nur Farah, said, "the bodies were beyond recognition, some them cut into pieces, and those wounded have been severely burnt."
The spokesman for the Islamic al-Shabab militia, Sheik Muqtar Robow has confirmed the deaths. He also told to The Associated Press by phone that "Our brother martyr Aden Hashi, has received what he was looking for — death for the sake of Allah — at the hands of the United States."
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