Ibrahim Haji Jama Mee'aad

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Ibrahim al-Afghani
Personal details
Died 20 June 2013
Barawa, Somalia
Political party Al-Shabaab
Religion Islam

Ibrahim al-Afghani also known as Ibrahim Haji Jama Mee'aad was a prominent member of Somalia's Al-Shabaab, an insurgent group fighting Somalia's Transitional Federal Government. He hailed from the Sacad Muse sub-clan of Isaaq. Like former emir Moktar Ali Zubeyr (Abdi "Godane"), Al-Afghani hailed from Somalia's North-Western separatist region of Somaliland and belonged to Somaliland's Northern Isaaq clan.

Afghani formerly held positions as the first deputy leader of Al-Shabaab and in charge of finance,[1] and headed of al-Shabaab's Kisimayo administration.[2]

He was rumored to have been killed in a Predator drone attack on an al-Shabaab training camp south of Kismayo, Somalia on 25 June 2011,[3] but he survived and was reported to have resigned from Al-Shabaab in December 2011.[4] In April 2013, a letter was circulated on extremist websites reportedly penned by Afghani to Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, criticising Godane's leadership. On 29 June 2013, al-Shabab announced that they had killed Afghani during a gun battle on 20 June 2013 when he resisted arrest, but family members, including Afghani's sister, said that he had been arrested and then executed.[5]

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