Turkey to issue arrest warrant for al-Shabaab leaders

Turkey will apply to INTERPOL following a court in Ankara's ruling to issue an arrest warrant for five al-Shabab leaders in relation to a suicide attack in Somalia.

Turkey to issue arrest warrant for al-Shabaab leaders

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ankara's 6th Penal Court has ruled to issue an arrest warrant on five Ethiopian al-Shabaab leaders as part of a probe into a suicide attack on the Turkish Embassy, which killed an embassy personnel in Mogadishu in July last year.

Ankara's public prosecutor will also apply to INTERPOL to issue a red alert on the suspects after determining that the attack was held upon their leaders' instructions.

On July 28, al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants staged a suicide attack on a Turkish Embassy annex, killing one Turkish guard and wounding three others.

The court ordered the arrest in absentia of Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed, the leader of the terrorist organization, Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, the deputy leader, a senior commander Fuad Mohamed Khalaf, the spiritual leader Hassan Dahir Aweys and Hassan Abdullah Hersi al-Turki, another senior leader.

During the attack police officers who guarded the Turkish Embassy annex, housing Turkish diplomatic staff, managed to kill two assailants but a third attacker detonated a vehicle laden with explosives. 

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Omar - 5 yıl Before

When Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys became Citizen of Ethiopia?He is enemy number1 in Ethiopia.This article about the Al shabab leaders' nationality is misleading.must be written by misinformed person.