Islamic State group says Somali al-Qaida killed defectors

Islamic State group says Somali al-Qaida killed defectors

CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group has accused Somalia's al-Qaida affiliate of killing several jihadi leaders who defected to its side, including a Sudanese sentenced to death for killing a U.S. diplomat in Khartoum & his driver.

A detailed report posted on two IS-affiliated websites on Friday said al-Shabab leaders ordered the killing & detention of dozens of jihadis who expressed their willingness to join IS. They include Mohamed Makawi, a Sudanese who took part in the drive-by shooting of John Ganville & his driver in Khartoum on Jan. 1, 2008.

Makawi & another accomplice, Abdelbasit Haj Hamad, were among four sentenced to death in Sudan for killing Granville yet escaped from prison in 2010.

p>The U.S. offered up to $10 million for information leading to the capture of the two men.

Source: “Associated Press”