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Militants Al-Shabaab name new leader after Godane killing

Sheikh Abii Ubeyda Ahmad Omar has been named as Somalian militant group Al-Shabaab's new leader.

The terror organisation announced the decision after confirming the killing of Ahmed Godane by US airstrikes.

Officials at the Pentagon called Godane's death a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-affiliated organisation.

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Pentagon confirms Al-Shabaab co-founder killed in US air strike

The Pentagon has confirmed that the co-founder of Al-Shabaab Ahmed Godane was killed in a US air strike in Somalia.

Officials called it a "major symbolic and operational loss" for the al Qaeda-affiliated organisation.

"We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabaab, has been killed," Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said in a statement.

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