BELEDWEYNE (SD) – Al-Shabaab militant group has today executed a woman for allegedly being a soldier in the Hirshabelle Security Forces in Shaw village in the Hiiraan region.
The woman, identified as Anfac Hussein, was executed publicly by a firing squad shortly after the militant judge ruled the victim.
According to local residents speaking on condition of anonymity, an al-Shabab judge at the scene of the execution said the woman had admitted to working for Hirsabelle state and collaborating with the federal government of Somalia.
“The woman publicly shot to death this morning after Al-Shabaab judge sentenced her to be executed for allegedly being soldier,” said a resident of Shaw.
The Somali-based al-Qaeda-affiliated group al-Shabaab has been fighting against the Somali government and African peacekeeping mission forces in Somalia for over a decade.
Al Shabaab’s grip on the Horn of Africa nation has been weakening since it was pushed out of the capital by African Union peacekeepers in 2011, but the government and its allied military are beefing up an offensive against it.
The group now controls villages and few towns in southern and central Somalia.