ISIS Militant Formerly Al Shabaab Commander Arrested In Mogadishu

Former Al Shabaab commander and now ISIS member has been arrested by Somali’s criminal investigation department in Mogadishu.

During the arrest, fake documentation, IEDs and an assortment of weapons were seized.

Jama Hussein Hassan was part of the Al Shabaab split for the Al Qaeda affiliated faction to pledge allegiance to ISIS in 2014.The dissenting group has since been operating in Puntland in northeastern Somalia.

Before going to ISIS hideout in Gaalgala Mountains, security forces were in pursuit of Jama Hassan as intelligence records show he was a designated recruiter and radicalizer under the Al Shabaab.

Today, Jama Hassan has been framed as the mastermind behind most police assassinations and attacks on security agencies in Somalia.


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