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ISIL convict serving 15 years jail term dies in Mogadishu prison

Thursday January 9, 2020

MOGADISHU (HOL) - A convicted ISIL member who was serving a 15-year jail term died in a jail in Mogadishu Wednesday night under unclear circumstances.

Somali government is yet to issue a formal statement.

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Mahad Abdi alias Abuu-Yasin was sentenced to 15 years May 2018 alongside his counterpart Mohamed Daud Warsame alias Dr. Raage for belonging to the extremist group.

A military court in Mogadishu had established Abuu-Yasin who also held a Russian passport was planning with Dr. Raage to start a splinter group of ISIL-Somalia in southern Somalia following reported fall-out with the founder Abdulqadir Mumin a former UK based preacher.

The two, the court had said were former Al-Shabaab members before defecting to ISIL following its
formation in 2014 in Galgala mountains in Puntland.

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