Military officials have said a top leader of Somalia's al-qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab rebels, Intelligence Chief Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi, has surrendered to government and african union forces and is now in custody.

Al-Shabaab intelligence official, Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi surrenders

Military officials have said a top leader of Somalia's al-qaeda-affiliated al Shabaab rebels, Intelligence Chief Zakariya Ismail Ahmed Hersi, has surrendered to government and african union forces and is now in custody.

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