Somalia praises UAE relief to those affected by drought
Al-Shabaab has a powerful intelligence unit known as Amniyat which largely operates inside the government-controlled areas in the country, gathering information about its targets.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - A top military court in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu announced it has sentenced the most skilled Al-Shabaab spy agent too long imprisonment on Thursday.
Abdirizak Abdullahi Ahmed [Yarow[ was slapped with 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of working for Al-Shabaab's Intelligence wing as an informant and helping killings in the city.
The court said the police detained Abdirisaaq in Odweyne village within Deynile district in the capital in November last year with a laptop and electronic materials he used for espionage activities.
The defendant had worked as a taxi driver registered at Rikaab company. He is 28 years old, born in Mogadishu, and graduated studied Computer Science at Jamhuuriya University in the capital.
He also worked at Kaabe Travel Agency, Salaama Stationary, and Tamaam Printing Center which he owned but later auctioned to buy a Tuk-Tuk, according to the state media report.
This shows the danger of Al-Shabaab spies and how they are mixed with different sections of the population in Mogadishu and how they are able to gather information from key government offices.
Al-Qaeda's East Africa branch - Al-Shabaab has a powerful intelligence unit known as Amniyat which largely operates inside the government-controlled areas in the country, gathering information about its targets.
He commended the UAE’s continuous provision of supplies to various Somali states, including those most affected by drought, since the beginning of the crisis.