22 June 2013

Somalia: Rifts Between Al Shabab Fighters Spreads to Hudur

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Al Shabaab members: Tension has emerged splitting the militia group in two over leadership wrangles.

Hudur — News sources from Hudur district in Bakol region confirm that tensions have emerged after Al Shabab troops in the region split into two.

the tensions began when troops led by Ahmed Abdi Godane arrived at Hudur town last night.

Mukhtar Abu Zubeiyr who controls the town ordered his troops to block Godane's troops who were at that time approaching the town.

The two troops are not far from each other and conflict may spark any time as it occurs in Barawe town a few days ago.

Residents told Shabelle media station that they fear war might break up any time and some residents have started fleeing the Al Shabab controled town.

The divisions between Al Shabab leaders is getting worse as top leaders accused Godane of dictatorship in the past few months.

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