12 March 2009

Somalia: Islamists Remove Checkpoints

Diinsoor — The Islamist insurgent forces of al-Shabab have removed all the checkpoints from the road that connects between Diinsoor and Idaale towns in Bay region, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Thursday.

Officials of al-Shabab organization said that they conducted operations on the road between Diinsoor and Iidaale towns and achieved to remove three checkpoints from there adding that they captured at least 6 men that accused of being involved in banditry actions there.

Some of the Islamist insurgent officials of al-Shabab whom Shabelle contacted by phone said that they arrested the detainees in Diinsoor town in Bay region and added that they will bring them before the Islamic law as soon as possible.

People of Diinsoor town welcomed the step of al-Shabab Islamic Organization in the region about cleaning bandits and the removal of the checkpoints between Diinsoor and Iidaale in Bay region.

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