Al-Shabaab militants executed 3 Somali 'spies'

Al-Shabaab, which seeks to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, still controls several towns in the Central Shebelle region, amid repeated announcements by the government of a large scale military operation to hunt down the group in the south-central region.

Al-Shabaab militants executed 3 Somali 'spies'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three Somalis have been executive by the Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group in southern Somalia.

One Somali was executed for helping an elite French force rescue a hostage in Lower Shebelle in southern Somalia in January, the pro-Shabaab Andalusia radio reported Tuesday.

The hostage had died in the failed rescue operation.

Two Somalis were also executed for spying for the Somali and Puntland intelligence services, the radio said.

Al-Shabaab, which seeks to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, still controls several towns in the Central Shebelle region, amid repeated announcements by the government of a large scale military operation to hunt down the group in the south-central region.

Somalia has remained in the grip of on-again, off-again violence since the outbreak of civil war in 1991.

The country appeared to have stabilized recently with the installation of a new government and the intervention of African Union troops tasked with combatting Al-Shabaab.

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