More US Airstrikes, Executions to Start New Year in Somalia

Somali government officials say al-Shabab militants have executed five men accused of spying for the Somali government, Kenyan and Ethiopian forces. The five men were publicly executed by a firing squad  in the town of Kuntuwarey in Lower Shabelle region. “The men, innocent civilians, were paraded in an open ground in Kuntuwarey town late Tuesday and a firing squad carried out the execution,” said Aden Omar, the district commissioner of nearby Barawe.   Radio Andalus, al-Shabab's official mouthpiece, broadcast the voice of an al-Shabab judge announcing the sentence against the...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Wednesday, 3 January

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