Car bomb targets a military base in central Somalia
Al-Shabaab is responsible for the death of thousands of people in the past 15 years as the group attempts to overthrow the Western-backed government.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - As the war against Al-Shabaab intensifies in central regions, a top Somali military court based in Mogadishu stepped up the executions against the convicted militants.
On Thursday, the court announced it executed Abdulle Ahmed Mudey, 24, and Omar Adan Mohamed, 29 who were sentenced to death for assassinating two Somali security officers in 2019.
It's the 10th execution in two weeks against Al-Shabaab and ISIS inmates. The move is a clear sign that the government is sending a warning to Al-Shabaab operatives carrying out the killings.
The Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab is responsible for the death of thousands of people in the past 15 years as the group attempts to overthrow the Western-backed Somali government.
Since Hassan Sheikh assumed office as president in May this year, the military regained control of swathes of territory from Al-Shabaab, mainly in the Hiran region, where a public uprising has begun.
As part of the counter-terrorism, the U.S. military is providing assistance to Somalia in the war on Al-Shabaab by carrying out drone strikes targeting the group's hideouts and top leaders.
The president of Somalia told the UN chief that the country needs the arms embargo to be lifted to equip the army with sophisticated weapons to defeat Al-Shabaab, which poses threat to Somalia, the Horn of Africa region, and the world at large.
The UN has also warned of growing instability in the country, with its periodic reports on Somalia this year detailing attacks by Al-Shabaab and pro-Daesh groups.