Somalia: Sheikh Aweys takes over chairmanship of Mujahideen

The leader of the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys has taken over the leadership of Hisbul Islam Mujahideen group on Tuesday.

Dr. Omar Iman (left) said he handed over the chairmanship of the group to Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys (right) and added the group agreed the issue.

Sheikh Aweys, who spoke to the reporters, said he accepted the leadership of Hisbul Islam and welcomed it.

It is not known the reason behind the decision of why Dr. Omar Iman handed over the power of the Mujahideen group.

Hisbul Islam comprises four Mujahideen groups and it was formed after the Somali puppet parliament elected Sheikh Sharif Sheik Ahmed as the puppet president of Somalia.

Hisbul Islam is allied with al-Shabaab and they are jointly fighting against the Somali fragile government.

Meanwhile, Sheikh Ali Dheere is appointed the official spokesman of Shabaab al Mujahideen

On Thursday, May 21, 2009, the Supreme Council of Shabaab al Mujahidin appointed Sheikh Ali Mahmud Ragi known as Sheikh Ali Dheere, formerly the ruler of the Islamic State in the central regions of Somalia, as the official spokesman for Shabaab al Mujahideen – the Asra Army of Somalia. Sheikh Ali Dheere succeeds Shaykh Mukhtar Ribow Ali Abu Mansur – may Allah protect him.

Sheikh Abu Mansur – may Allah protect him – held the position for more than two years and worked very well. For this he enjoys the respect and love of Muslims around the world.


Source: Agencies

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