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Somali govt says Qaeda names Mogadishu leader

The al Qaeda network has named a militant Islamist commander trained in Afghanistan as its representative in Mogadishu, the Somali government said on Thursday. “After they (the Islamists leaders) had a long consultation with al Qaeda, they named Aden Hashi Ayro as the head of (al Qaeda) operations in Mogadishu,” Deputy Defence Minister Salad Ali Jelle told reporters in Mogadishu. Full Story

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