Al-Shabaab has threatened and abducted civilians in Somalia's Bay region to force communities to hand over their children for indoctrination and military training.
Al-Shabaab Forcing Children as Young as 8 to Fight - HRW
Deutsche Welle, 15 January 2018
"We are taking them for Jihad," al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia. The rights group Human Rights Watch has documented the evidence. Read more »
Galmudug Chief Minister Wants Al- Shabaab Wiped Out Before 2022 Polls
Dalsan Radio, 14 January 2018
Somalia's central state of Galmudug wants the Federal government and the public to come up with an immediate strategy to wipe out militant group Alshabaab from the region before… Read more »
U.S. Designates Somalia-Based Al-Shabab' Deputy Leader As 'Global Terrorist'
Shabelle, 5 January 2018
The United States government has designated the deputy leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group a "global terrorist." Read more »
Armed Forces Hunt Al-Shabaab Militants
Shabelle, 31 December 2017
Kenya's elite security forces have intensified a manhunt for Al-Shabaab militants who attacked two police camps in northeastern parts of the country on Saturday. Read more »
Residents Threatened to Hand Over Boys, Girls to Al-Shabaab
HRW, 16 January 2018
The Islamist armed group Al-Shabab has threatened and abducted civilians in Somalia’s Bay region to force communities to hand over their children for indoctrination and… Read more »
Galkayo, Somalia (file photo).
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