In a statement made by the Somali government, it was stated that organization member Abdi, who was injured in the airstrike, was responsible for bringing foreigners to the country, facilitating the organization’s ideas and propaganda, and managing the foreign affairs team.
In the operation, the house where the leader of the organization was hiding was targeted in the city of Jilib in the Central Jubba region.
The statement said, “This organization leader facilitates the spread of terrorism and
He is a criminal who is also responsible for bringing him into the country.”
The US Africa Command also announced that it carried out an airstrike against Al-Shabaab in the city of Jilib on May 20, 2023.