Wanted Al-Shabab Terror Leader Surrenders: Somalia

A leader with the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, with a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, a Somali intelligence official said Saturday, The Associated Press reported. Ismail Ahmed Hersi may have surrendered because he fell out with those loyal to Ahmed Godane, al-Shabab's top leader who was killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this year, the intelligence official said. Hersi was one of eight top al-Shabab officials whom the Obama administration offered a total $33 million in rewards for information leading to their capture in 2012.

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