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Somalia bans broadcasting Al Shabaab messages

Mogadishu October 08,2022 (SD) – The Somali government said it blocked 40 Twitter and Facebook accounts used by Al-Shabaab to spread extremist ideas, according to the deputy minister of information.

Abdirahman Yusuf Al-Adala, announced the decision, saying that anyone caught spreading the ideology, propaganda and news of Al-Shabaab will be brought before the law.

“Broadcasting of terrorist news is banned, the government took measures and closed about 40 sites broadcasting the extremist news. Any media or individuals found spreading the message of that group will be targeted”, said Minister Al-Adala.

The minister said that the war against Al-Shabaab has been extended to in stopping Al-Shabaab from taking the funds of the Somali people, and also to stop spreading the idea of intimidation.

The government of Somalia has adopted this new strategy against Al-Shabaab, to fight economically as well as militarily, according to the minister.

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