Tags: Al-Qaida | War on Terrorism | somalia | militants | execute | espionage

Somali Militants Execute 2 for Espionage

Friday, 07 Jun 2013 06:16 AM

 

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A resident of a Somali town says that al-Qaida-linked militants have killed two men by firing squad for allegedly spying for the Somali government and the African Union military force.

The resident, who gave his name only as Mohammed, said dozens of residents watched as masked militants from al-Shabab killed the two men late Thursday in the town of Bararwe, in southern Somalia.

A self-proclaimed judge for the group read out the verdict against the two men. The judge said the two men had admitted to charges of spying.

Al-Shabab's ad-hoc courts often carry out executions and other draconian punishments like amputations.

The ultra-conservative al-Shabab militant group lost control of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, in 2011 but still holds sway in large parts of rural southern Somalia.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Boko Haram Attacks Leave at Least 30 Dead in Nigeria's Northeast

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 12:25 PM

Boko Haram Islamists in Nigeria attacked two northeastern towns leaving at least 30 people dead and many injured, a lawm . . .

UN: 2 Killed, 6 Hurt in Northern Mali Protest

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 11:12 AM

A demonstration outside a U.N. base in northern Mali descended into violence Tuesday, leaving at least two people dead a . . .

Nigeria's Sharia Police Arrest 12 over 'Gay Wedding'

Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 07:36 AM

Twelve young men were arrested in the north Nigerian city of Kano for allegedly planning a gay wedding, the Islamic law- . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved