Mahad Karate

Alias/es: Abdirahman Mohamed Warsame

Status: Active

Organisation/s: Al-Shabaab

Nationality/ies: Somali

Travel History: Unknown

Skills/Education/Occupation: Unknown

Mahad Karate is one of the most prominent and influential leaders of Al-Shabaab. Until rifts between Karate and Ahmed Umar (Ahmed Diriye or Abu Ubaidah) began to emerge in February 2020, Karate served as the head of the Amniyat and as a member of the executive council. Karate is said to have been deposed after challenging Umar’s instruction to target civilians.