Al-Shabaab is allegedly in fresh crisis. The Somalia-based jihadist militia has plunged into chaos amid fears that its leader Ahmed Umar, also known as Abu Ubeiydah, may die after prolonged illness. Umar’s deputies, Mahad Karate, Ali Dhere and Maalim Osman, have reportedly failed to agree on who to replace him in the event that he dies. A former Hizbul Islam leader, Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys has launched a furious attack against the al Qaeda affiliated terror organization Harakat Al-Shabaab al-Mujahedeen based in Somalia. The clergy who is said to very radical accused the terror organization of assassinating his friend and former colleagues Ismail Haji Addow, Abdulkadir Gaamey and Ahmed Haji Abdirahim in Mogadishu. Hizbul Islam was a Somali Islamist insurgent group, formed after four Islamist groups merged to fight the new Somali government of President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed. It was defeated and became part of AL-Shabab in 2009.