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Al-Shabaab fighter surrenders to SNA in SW State


Friday April 15, 2022



Mohamed Mohamud Fanah surrendered to SNA fighters on Wednesday. HANDOUT - SNA

Baidoa (HOL ) - A senior al-Shabab fighter who confessed to staging attacks in Baidoa, Southwest State surrendered to government security forces this week, the Somali military announced on Thursday.

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The Somalia National Army (SNA) Radio said Mohamed Mohamud Fanah, an Al-Shabaab operative active in the organization for five years, contacted SNA officials in Baidoa and defected to the government. 

"Fanah has formally denounced the terrorist ideology of Al-Shabab and has pledged to assist Somali authorities with any information against the group," the SNA Radio reported.

Somalia's government has offered Al-Shabaab fighters a general amnesty if they surrender to government authorities. Several al-Shabab leaders and fighters have taken advantage of this amnesty in the past and often go on to join Somalia's intelligence and security sector after completing a government rehabilitation.

 


 



 





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