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Senior Al-Shabaab commander killed by fellow fighter

Storyline:National News

Senior Al-Shabaab commander identified as Farah Ali Rage has been killed by a former Somali soldier who joined the group recently, in Elgaras locality which lies 50 KM east of Dhusa mareeb town.

Residents said The unidentified renegade soldier shot and killed Rage who the group’s chief administrator of Elgaras village after argument spark between them.

The killer has  escaped from the area as Al-Shabaab deployed many fighters to pursue him.

The late Rage was a longtime Al-shabaab chief for Eel-Garas village, according residents.

Al-Shabaab which was drove from the capital city, Mogadishu mid 2011 by Somali forces backed AU troops wants topple internationally recognised Somali government.

despite the loss of many strategic towns to AU and Somalia troops, the group is capable carry out attack on the government institutions, hotels, popular restaurants and military bases.

Late last month, a truck laded with explosive detonated near the gate of the presidential palace four years after the group lost the control Mogadishu.

The attack  which partially destroyed SYL Hotel in which a meeting of security officials was underway, was claimed by the Islamist militant group Al Shabaab.

According to an Al-Shabaab radio station, he was born in Busar village in the Gedo region of southern Somalia. Al-Shabaab said he was a long-time militant whose children had also joined the group as fighters.