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Somalia's al-Shabab Names New Leader

Somalia's al-Shabab militant group has confirmed the death of its leader in a U.S. airstrike and named his successor. The al-Qaida linked militants announced the selection of Abu Ubeid Ahmed Omar to replace Ahmed Abdi Godane. U.S. officials confirmed Godane's death on Friday, saying he was killed in a U.S. military operation earlier in the week. Somalia's prime minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed told VOA Somali service his country helped the Pentagon locate Godane and gave...

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