Somalia: Nat’l Intelligence denies seizure by Kenya of Al Shabaab official
MOGADISHU, Somalia Dec 30, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency has denied that Kenyan government seized wanted Al Shabaab official Zakariye Ismael Hirsi on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.
In a press statement seen by GO, Somali intelligence confirmed that Hirsi remains in the hands of Somali authorities, saying it is a rumour that Kenyan forces snatched Somali terror chief.
Meanwhile, it unveiled, following a joint information sharing between Somalia government and the United States, airstrikes near Saakow left Al Shabaab Intelligence Boss Abdinasir Hassan Barakow Tahliil and two others dead.
Hirsi, a man with USD 3 million bounty on his head surrendered to Somali government forces in Gedo last week.