The US government on Friday designated two senior Al-Shabaab leaders as terrorists amid intensified operations against the militant group by Somali forces backed by African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) troops.
Ali Mohamed Rage, also known as Ali Dhere, and Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, also known as Ikrima are listed as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order 13224, said U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
US government also added three other senior leaders from the Islamic State’s Mozambique affiliate and Al Qaeda-linked militants based in Mali the list.
“I am announcing the designation of five terrorist leaders in Africa. Bonomade Machude Omar [DAESH/ISIS-Mozambique], Sidan ag Hitta [JNIM], Salem ould Breihmatt [JNIM], Ali Mohamed Rage [al-Shabaab], and Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir [al-Shabaab] are designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Executive Order 13224, as amended,” said Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Source: Horn Observer