US kills No 2 IS leader in Somalia | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, April 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, April 17, 2019

US kills No 2 IS leader in Somalia

The US military confirmed Monday that it had killed the second-ranking Islamic State leader in Somalia in an air strike. US Africa Command said that Abdulhakim Dhuqub was killed Sunday in the strike vicinity of Xiriiro in the Bari region. The Islamic State group has a relatively small presence in Somalia, where Al-Shabaab fighters are more powerful and aligned with al-Qaeda.

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