SOMALIA: Al Shabab executes former members for spying

Published: June 3, 2014

On Monday, three men accused of spying for foreign governments were executed by the Somali terror group Al Shabab.

The three men were killed in Barawe city one of the last remaining strongholds of Al Shabaab.

Mohamed Omar Dirie (22), SalahFuad Osman (24) and Mohamed Ibrahim (26), were all former members of the militant group.

According to local eyewitnesses the men were accused of spying for the Somali government and the intelligence agencies of Kenya and the United States.

On Sunday, Al-Shabaab has executed three other men in the town of Bulo Mareer also in the lower Shabelle region.

Local residences say, many young men including former members of Al Shabaab are now being held in Al Shabab prisons, most of them are suspected of spying for foreign governments.

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