Governor: Al-Shabab still Harms Civilians in Middle Shabelle region

MOGADISHU , Somalia(Keydmedia) — The Governor of Middle Shabelle region in southern Somalia has on Wednesday revealed that Al-shabaab militants tied with Al Qaeda still commit harms and prosecutions against the civilians living in their stronghold towns in the region.
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Abdijinow Alasow, the governor of Middle Shabelle region for Somali government told reporters in Mogadishu that the fighters of the insurgent group of Al-shabab seized local residents and many of them killed accusing them of supporting and spying for the Somali government forces in the region.

“Al shabab has begun harming residents and looting their possessions after they were defeated and pushed back from many of their strongholds by Ahlu Sunnah Waljama fighters (AWJA), a pro-government group and TFG soldiers,” said the governor.

Mr. Alasow also said the rebels force local youths to join into their ruthless combat against Somali government and its allied troops of AMISOM in Mogadishu. He added that TFG is setting up planes to clean Al-shabab out of the province altogether.

Al-Shabaab, a militant group tied to Al-Qaeda, controls parts of Somalia though it has lost ground amid an offensive supported by troops from the African Union., Somalia

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