Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabaab has been reportedly restored after it was suspended by the microblogging site for the second time this year.
al-Qaeda linked extremists, who are fighting the internationally-backed
government in Mogadishu, sent an email message confirming that
@HSM_Press was their new English-language account.
welcomed followers and accused 'disbelievers' of wanting to extinguish
'Allah's Light with their mouths', News24 reports.
account was suspended last week, following their claims of having
ambushed the convoy of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who was unhurt
and the group posted that the next time he won't be as lucky.Twitter's
policy states that accounts can be suspended if users publish threats
of violence and also if they use Twitter for unlawful purposes or