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Al-Shabaab publicly execute woman in Hiiraan

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.


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