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Mukhtar Robow Ali (Abu Mansur)

Date of Birth: 10 October 1969


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Out for the count

Officially this was because Sahan had recruited a deputy of Mukhtar Robow Ali 'Abu Mansur' a bête noire to President Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed 'Farmajo' (AC Vol 60 No 2 Mogadishu lashes out)...


Mogadishu lashes out

President Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed 'Farmajo''s administration declared Haysom persona non grata on 1 January after he asked for an explanation for the arrest and detention of Mukhtar Robow Ali 'Abu Mansur' a former Al Shabaab commander by Ethiopian troops five days before he was due to stand in the presidential election in South West State one of Somalia's devolved federal member states...


A fragmentary future

The British and the French saw positive elements in the South West State presidential bid of former jihadist Mukhtar Robow Ali but Ethiopia – because it is aligned with Farmajo – did not and eventually arrested him and sent him back to a jail in Mogadishu...


Poll fight for Farmajo

Five other candidates announced their withdrawal from the coming elections and issued a statement endorsing Mukhtar Robow...

Mukhtar Robow is also a member of the group which is distancing itself from Sharif Hassan as well as from the government in Mogadishu...

The former National Intelligence and Security Agency chief Hussein Osman Hussein Mukhtar Robow and Lafta Gareen are the front runners...

Mukhtar Robow despite expressing sympathy and respect for Farmajo is attempting to capitalise on local resentment of the multiple Mogadishu acts of interference...

Many are also uncomfortable with the way some of his supporters are intimidating local MPs reminding them all too easily of Al Shabaab's own methods although it is unclear whether these acts are sanctioned by Mukhtar Robow or not...


US strikes, Shabaab gains

The best example is the candidacy of Mukhtar Robow Ali 'Abu Mansur' for the presidency of South West State (AC Vol 58 No 18 The split that never was)...


The split that never was

How Mukhtar Robow Ali 'Abu Mansur' one of Somali Islamism's most prominent leaders crossed to the government side is clear enough...


Al Shabaab shake-up

Notable among these was the killing of Ibrahim Haji Jama Me'ad (aka Al Afghani) and Omar Shafiq Hammami (aka Abu Mansur al Amriki) along with the isolation of Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali 'Abu Mansur' who openly challenged Godane's rule within Al Shabaab (AC Vol 49 No 11 A targeted killing & Vol 54 No 20 Oil bids defy security crisis)...

His emissaries also contacted Mukhtar Robow who remains non-committal we hear...


Reports of his death… the UPDATE

Godane guided Al Shabaab in conjunction with other leaders including Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali 'Abu Mansur' who was said to represent a different strand of jihadist thinking to Godane...


The warnings before Westgate

A popular view was that Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Ali ‘Abu Mansur' was more ‘moderate' and a ‘nationalist' while Ahmed Abdi Godane (aka Sheikh Mukhtar ‘Abu Zubeir') was the hardliner most interested in a strong relationship with international jihadists and Al Qaida...


End of transition looms

Now Al Shabaab co-leader Sheikh Mukhtar Robow ‘Abu Mansur’ described for years as a nationalist and ‘moderate’ (including in US State Department cables released by WikiLeaks) has been put on the latest US list of terrorists and a US$3 million reward offered for his capture...


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