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Moktar Ali Zubeyr

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Moktar Ali Zubeyr (Somali: Mukhtaar Cali Zuubeyr, Arabic: مختار علي الزبير), born Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed; 10 July 1977 – 1 September 2014), also known as "Godane", was a Somali Islamist terrorist. He was the Emir of al-Shabaab from 2009 until 2010 and again from 2011 until his death. The group is known to have ties with terror group al-Qaeda. He got training and fought in Afghanistan.

Zubeyr was born in Hargeisa, Woqooyi Galbeed.

Zubeyr was killed in a U.S. drone airstrike on 1 September 2014 in Hawaay. His death was later confirmed by the Pentagon during the NATO summit in Wales on 6 September.[1]

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  1. Smith, David; Ahmed, Abdalle; McCarthy, Tom (6 September 2014). "Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane killed by US air strike in Somalia". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 September 2014.