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SOMALIA: Unpaid Alhu Sunna fighters desert leadership

Somali men parade as members of al Shabaab in the capital Mogadishu, March 5, 2011, as they prepare to fight government forces. Credit: Reuters/Feisal Omar

LAS ANOD — Several hundred fighters loyal to Somalia’s Sufi organization Alhu Sunna have deserted a key central town after they had not received their monthly salaries. According to eyewitnesses in the town of Guri Eel in Galgaduud region, several hundred fighters who recently received military training in Ethiopia looted and imposed a curfew on […]

Africa

SOMALIA: Al Shabab seize key-central town

ABUDWAQ (Somalilandpress) — Somalia’s Al-Shabab militants have seized a key-town from pro-government Ahlu Sunna Walajam’a fighters on Saturday, witnesses said. Al-Shabab overpowered the predominantly Sufi group in the town of Dusa-Mareb in the strategic central region of Galgadud. Witnesses said Al Shabab entered the town from two routes early in the morning and faced little […]