Another Defection from al-Shababb

Garowe Online:

BOSSASO, Somalia Mar 22 2012 (Garowe Online) A former Al Shabaab agent operating in the Golis mountains in the region of Bari turned himself into Puntland authorities denouncing the group, Radio Garowe reports.

..Former agent Abdirashid said that he decided to leave the terror group after realizing that they had other hidden agendas. Abdirashid said that he was welcomed by the Puntland authorities and appealed to Al Shabaab members to leave the organization and turn themselves into the Puntland authorities.

Speaking of disillusioned al-Shabaab players, where is Abu Mansour al-Amriki? Not heard a peep from either he or Shabaab about his status.

Dead? Fled to Yemen? Your guess is as good as mine.

Hat Tip: Laura.

Posted by: Howie at 01:11 PM


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