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Al-Shabaab commander's pledge to Islamic State amid in-fighting moderately reduces terrorism risks to Kenyan border region

Saturday, December 19, 2015

UK-born Shaykh Abdul Qadir Mumin, a prominent Al-Shabaab theological leader based in Somalia's autonomous Puntland state who defected to the Islamic State in October, condemned on 14 December a crackdown by Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen against Islamic State militants.

The Somali intelligence service claimed on 7 December that Al-Shabaab's Lower Juba commander, Mohamed Dulyadin (alias Mohamed Kuno Gamadheere), a Kenyan national and associate of Mumin, had pledged allegiance to Islamic State in late November.

 Kenya's National Intelligence Service (NIS) stated in April that Dulyadin was responsible for co-ordinating an attack against Garissa University in Kenya. The pledge of allegiance appeared to be confirmed after Dulyadin's militant group captured the strategic town of Dhobley, Lower Jubba region, on 9 December.


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