Wednesday September 1, 2021
Mogadishu (HOL) - Residents in Shaw village in the Hiiraan region say that an Al-Shabaab court sentenced a woman to death for allegedly being a soldier in the Hirshabelle Security Forces.
The woman, identified as Anfac Hussein, was executed publicly by a firing squad shortly after.
Reports indicate that several dozen people came out to the village square to witness the execution. It is unclear if Al-Shabaab forced the residents to watch, as they have on other occasions.
Al-Shabaab regularly executes civilians that it accuses of working for Somalia's internationally-backed regional and federal governments. The militant insurgent group has been waging war with Somalia and African peacekeepers for over a decade.