Islamic State deputy leader killed in airstrikes in Somalia

Members of Somali Armed Forces take their position during fighting between the military and police backed by intelligence forces in the Dayniile district of Mogadishu, Somalia September 16, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

SOMALIA (VOP TODAY NEWS) — An airstrike killed a deputy leader of the Daesh organization and a militant in the semi-autonomous Puntland region of Somalia, a Somali security official said on Sunday.

A witness said the strike targeted a four-wheel-drive vehicle with a number of rockets three kilometers from a village in the hills of Kandala.

“The air strike today killed Abdul Hakim Dukub, deputy leader of Daesh,” Puntland security minister Abdul Samad Mohammed Jalan told Reuters.

The United Nations says that Dokop helped establish the first cell of the Islamic Union, which existed before the rise of the al Shabaab movement, which has been fighting the Somali government for more than 10 years.

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