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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
US offers rewards in hunt for Somalia's al-Shabab leaders
The US government is offering $27m (£18m) in rewards for information on the whereabouts of six leaders of the Somalia-based al-Shabab group.
The highest reward is $6m for the group's leader Abu Ubaidah.
He replaced Ahmed Abdi Godane, who was killed in a US drone strike last year.
Among those being hunted is Mahad Karate, also known as Abdirahman Mohamed Warsame, believed to be a key player in the attack on a Kenyan university which killed 148 people.
Africa Live: BBC news updates
The group, part of al-Qaeda, is battling the UN-backed government in Somalia and has also carried out a string of attacks in neighbouring Kenya.
On Wednesday, Kenyan security forces destroyed five suspected al-Shabab hideouts in the Bono forest close to the Somali border, according to Reuters news agency.
for Abu Ubaidah also known as Direye, named al-Shabab leader in September 2014
for Mahad Karate, also known as Abdirahman Mohamed Warsame, accused of playing key role in Garissa University College attack
for Ma'alim Daud who the US thinks is responsible for al-Shabab's recruitment and training
for Hassan Afgooye who is believed to oversee the financing of al-Shabab
for Maalim Salman who the US says he has been involved in operations in Africa targeting tourists
for Ahmed Iman Ali who the US believes to have recruited Kenyans
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