Military courtroom sentences ISIS-Somalia chief’s spouse to eight years

Monday, January 30, 2023

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Mogadishu (AX) – A Somali army courtroom sentenced Fartun Abdirashid Hussein, the spouse of Somalia’s ISIS-Somalia chief, Abdulkadir Mumin, to eight years in army jail on Monday.

Fartun, who used Fa’iso, Asiyo and Faysa as his aliases, was arrested by safety forces in March 2022 for being a member of the ISIS group and accountable for facilitating the group’s funds.

She was arrested in Mogadishu’s Hilwaa district close to the livestock market. Mumin, Fartun’s husband, a former British preacher and former Al-Shabaab theological chief, based ISIS-Somalia in 2015 after declaring his allegiance to the Islamic State.
According to Somali safety, she had a working relationship with the top of ISIS’ media branch in Somalia and just lately killed chief Bilal al-Sudani.

A US army operation killed Bilal al-Sudani and 10 members of the fear group in northern Somalia on Wednesday, two senior Biden administration officers stated on Thursday.

“From a mountainous cave complex in northern Somalia, Bilal al-Sudani is believed to have supported ISIS’s expansion and activities across Africa and beyond the continent,” the primary senior administration official stated.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed al-Sudani had been killed in a announcement later Thursday.

The US Treasury Department sanctioned Al-Sudani in 2012 for assisting overseas fighters tour to an al-Shabaab coaching camp and facilitating financing.

Last March, the group gave bay’ah – or pledge of allegiance – to ISIS’ new chief Abu al-Hassan al-Hashemi al-Quraishi Abu Ibrahim al-Quraishi, who died final month alongside together with his successor Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi .

According to Reuters, the brand new ISIS chief is Abu Ibrahim’s brother.

The courtroom acknowledged that Fartun Abdirashid Hussein, the convicted girl, was accountable for web hosting ISIS-Somalia members hiding in Mogadishu.

She was accused of sending between $100 and $200 to energetic ISIS members.

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