Sabahi (Washington, DC)

4 January 2013

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Arrests 100 Clerics in Galgadud

Al-Shabaab militants have arrested more than 100 clerics in El Dheer town in Galgadud for allegedly refusing to recruit fighters, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported Friday (January 4th).

The arrested include Qur'an teachers and other local sheikhs.

Exiled District Commissioner Hussein Mohamed said the clerics are being held in a militant camp in the town.

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