Long-sought Islamic militant surrenders in Somalia

December 28, 2014 2:27 PM

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NAIROBI — A leader with the Islamic extremist group Al Shabab, who had a $3 million bounty on his head, surrendered in Somalia, an intelligence official said Saturday.

Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi turned himself in to Somali police in the Gedo region, said the official, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the news media.

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