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Somalia's Shabab al Mujahideen Appoint New Spokesman

The Somali militant group Shabab al Mujahideen announced in an Internet statement that the post of spokesperson which was long held by one of the group's front line leader Sheik Mukhtar Robow Ali (Abu Mansour) is being given to Sheik Ali Mohamud Rag, who is known as Sheik Ali Dere. Rag was Al Shabab's representative for the central regions of Somalia.

The group did not give any reason for the new appointment now whether Abu Mansour would be holding another post.

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