Lederen av Al-Shabaab-militsen i Somalia, Aden Hashi Ayro, ble drept i et amerikansk flyangrep mot byen Dusamareeb torsdag. Flere andre militsmedlemmer ble også drept. USA anser Al-Shabaab for å være tilknyttet Al Qaida og en terrororgnisasjon.
En somalier sitter fortsatt i varetekt i Norge, siktet for å ha samlet inn penger til Al Shabaab.
«Our brother martyr Aden Hashi, has received what he was looking for — death for the sake of Allah — at the hands of the United States,» Robow told The Associated Press by phone.
Sheik Muhidin Mohamud Omar, who Robow described as «a top commander» in the Al-Shabab, was also killed in Thursday’s attack.
Leader of al-Qaida in Somalia reportedly dies in airstrike
Leader of al-Qaida in Somalia is reportedly killed in airstrike by US