Somali security forces have captured a wanted Al shabaab leader with $2,000 of bounty on his head following a special operation in Mogadishu on Sunday evening.
Hassan Mohamed (Hassan Fanah), defected from Al shabaab and joined ISIL by the end of 2015. Somali federal government has offered two thousand US Dollar reward for information of his capture last year.
The capture of the militant commander came after Somalia’s National Intelligence and security agency (NISA) have raided a house in Kahda district in which Mr Fahan was hiding for weeks from Al shabab.
Somali federal government has previously accused the nabbed leader of planning several deadly attacks on SNA and African Union troops in and around Mogadishu.