Former Al-Shabaab deputy leader surrenders to the Somali government
Sunday August 13 2017
Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali Abu Mansoor guarded by Al-Shabaab militants in 2010. Mansor and militias loyal to him have recently been facing attacks from Al-Shabaab fighters in his hideout at Abal settlement. PHOTO | ABDULKADIR KHALIF | NATION
Former Al Shabaab deputy leader Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali Abu Mansoor has surrendered to Somali government forces.
Mansoor, a jihadist, has been involved in several armed Islamist groups including Al-Ittihaad Al-Islaami in the 1990s.
He is among the founders of Al Shabaab, after the collapse of the Union of the Islamic Courts.