Over 20 Al Shabab members surrender to Somalia officials

BY · AUGUST 2, 2015

The Somalia government troops launched an operation that nabbed at least 80 people in connection with Al Shabab members in Bakol region, officials said.

Somalia’s deputy governor of Bakol region, Aden Abdi Mohamed, told Shabelle Media that its troops had arrested 80 people on suspicion of Al Shabab fighters.

Mr. Aden stressed that 40 detainees were released after they had been dropped with guilty while others remain in custody for further interrogations.

He added that 24 Al Shabab members with weapons had given themselves up in government officials in the Bakol region.

He also urged fighters loyal to Al Shabab to surrender to Somalia government, in a bid to leave from extremist ideologies.

The al-Qaeda-linked fighters want to overthrow the UN-backed Somali government and frequently attack government targets as well as neighboring countries.

Somalia army, along with AMISOM troops captured two strategic towns from in a newly launched military offensive against Al Shabab controlled towns in south and central Somalia.

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