Somalia: al-Shabaab Executes Three Men for Spying Allegations

Published: March 5, 2014

Al-shabaabSomali Militant group has on Tuesday evening executed publicly three men in which they accused of spying against them, it confirmed through a statement posted on Social network.

The execution occurred in the port town of Barawe, which is some 180km (110 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu. It’s one of the few strongholds still under the control of al-Shabab.

According to the Islamist group, two of the men were convicted of spying for the Somali Federal Government and Puntland regional state Intelligence agencies.

The other man, Mohamed Abdulle Gelle, was accused of directing a drone air strike carried out by a U.S drone in October last year in Southern Somalia that caused the death of a senior al-Shabab Commander called ‘’Anta’’. He was the group’s head of explosives.

One of the executed men, Ahmed Abdullahi Farole, is thought to be closely related to the former Puntland President Abdirahman Farole.

Residents of the district were called to attend the execution, after vehicles with loudspeakers went around the town announcing.

The al-Qaeda Inspired group has conducted a series of public executions and amputations in the areas under its control.

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