On 6 September 2014 al-Shabaab announced Sheikh Ahmad Umar (aka Abu Ubaidah/ Abu-Ubeydah and in his early 40s) as its new leader following Godane’s death during a drone attack on 01 September 2014. Godane had been the leader of al-Shabaab since 2008. In a radio speech broadcasted on 6 September 2014, al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Musab pledged loyalty to the group’s new leader and vowed to avenge Godane’s death.Photo Notes: 2014: Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed alias Ahmed Godane is seen in this undated handout photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of State. REUTERS/U.S. Department of State/Handout
Ahmad Umar (al Shabaab) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE
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