Top Shebab leader, Somali Ahmed Abdi Godane also known as Ahmed Abdi Aw-Mohamed. AFP PHOTO /REWARDS FOR JUSTICE
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The leader of Somalia's Al-Shabab rebels Ahmad Abdi Godane, reportedly targeted in a U.S. airstrike, has overseen the Al-Qaeda-linked group's growth from local insurgency to major regional guerrilla threat.Godane, 37, claimed responsibility for July 2010 bombings in the Ugandan capital Kampala that killed 74 people, and also reportedly oversaw the September 2013 massacre in the Kenyan capital's Westgate mall, a four-day siege in which at least 67 people were killed.After killing at least two top commanders last year, Godane tightened control over the Al-Shabab's most shadowy and feared wing, the clandestine internal secret service known as "Amniyat".
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