samThe Somalia-based Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab has named a successor to its leader killed in an American airstrike this week, a spokesman said Saturday. The announcement came as Somalia braced for possible retaliation after Monday’s killing of Ahmed Godane. Al-Shabaab’s new leader is Ahmed Omar Abu Ubaidah, spokesman Sheikh Ali Dheere said in an audio message posted on pro Al-Shabaab media. He is the group’s third leader and was characterized as a low-ranking commander. No other information was available. “The death of Godane will not stop the group from carrying out its terror operations,” the spokesman said. “We lost our great leader Ahmed Godane and two other commanders in hands of the enemy on Monday night’s U.S. airstrike.” Click on Video Below For Full Story