Al-Shabab Sets Bounty Of 10 Camels On Obama

Al-Shabab Sets Bounty Of 10 Camels On Obama

Somalia’s al-Shabab militants has scoffed at a US offer of up to $33 million for information leading to the arrest of its top commanders, saying the group would give 10 camels to anyone who helped locate Barack Obama.

Press TV – “I can assure you that these kind of things will never dissuade us from continuing the battle against them,” senior al-Shabab leader, Fuad Mohamed Khalaf known as “Shongole”, said in a message on Saturday.

Khalaf added, “Whoever informs the al-Shabab fighters of the place where Obama can be found will get 10 camels and for (US Secretary of State Hillary) Clinton, we will offer 10 roosters and 10 hens.”

The highest price put up by the US State Department on June 7 was for al-Shabab chief Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed — more commonly known as Godane or Abu Zubayr — with a $7- million bounty for tip-offs on his whereabouts.

Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

The weak Western-backed transitional government in Mogadishu has been battling al-Shabab fighters for the past five years.

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