Al-Shabaab characters

1 Sheikh Ibrahim al-Afghani

Ibrahim al-Afghani also known as Ibrahim Haji Jama Mee’aad was a prominent member of Somalia’s Al-Shabaab, an insurgent group fighting Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government.He was rumored to have been killed in Predator drone attack on an al-Shabaab training camp south of Kismayo, Somalia on 25th June 2011 But his death was never confirmed, and he was reported to be alive and having resigned from Al-Shabaab in December 2011.

Name: Sheikh Ibrahim al-Afghani
Nickname: Ibrahim
Political party: Al-Shabaab
Rank: Amir



2 Al-Shabaab smuggler Said Atom

An arms-smuggler on all major security watch-lists, Atom has been tied to the Al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab group of Islamist militants that is waging war against Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government. According to a 2008 United Nations Monitoring Group report, he is “aligned with al-Shabaab.

Name: Mohamed Said Atom
Nickname: Abdul
Political party : Unknown
Rank : Unknown
Position : Arms smuggler
Battles/wars : Unknown



3 Fadil Al Maliki Abdul Salam

Fadil  was western mercenary who changed his religion, he was a drill instructor for muslim forces in training camps. He supposed to be KIA in battle of Musa Qala in Baghran District in Afganistan in december 2007, but his death was never confirmed and no body was found.

George Witman aka » Fadil Al Maliki Abdul Salam«
Nickname Abdul
Political party : no data
Rank : no data
Position : al-Qaeda mercenary
Battles/wars : Afganistan ocotber 2001 – march 2003, Gulf War 2 march 2003 – 1 may 2003, Afganistan june 2003 – december 2007(? died in battle of Musa Qala in Baghran District).


4 Sheikh Mukhtar Robow

Robow was born in the 1960s in the Berdaale district of the Bay region in southern Somalia. He studied at a local Qur’anic school, and later continued his religious education in the mosques of Mogadishu as well as those of his home region. A member of the Rahanweyn clan (which is particularly well-represented in the Baidoa area), and more specifically of the Leysan sub-clan, Robow also studied Islamic law in the 1990s at the University of Khartoum in Sudan. He subsequently returned to Mogadishu and worked for the Saudi Al-Haramain Foundation, which was later accused by the United States of having links with Islamic terrorists. Robow then taught Islamic education to orphans the foundation was looking after. His Arabic nickname “Abu Mansur” reinforces the theory that he has frequented Middle East radical Islamists.
Robow later served as the Deputy Commander of the Islamic Courts Union, which controlled much of the south of Somalia. A hardline and radical Islamist who fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan in the early 2000s, Robow has been blacklisted by the United States as a terrorist leader (though this label has been challenged).
Robow has appeared in videos with wanted American terrorist Abu Mansoor Al-Amriki.

Name: Sheikh Mukhtar Robow
Nickname: “Abu Mansoor”
Political party: Al-Shabaab
Rank: Other Leader