Ethiopia Sentences 2 Al-Shabaab Operatives to 6 Years in Prison

Ethiopia sentenced two Al-Shabaab operatives to six years in prison for planning a terror attack on the country in 2014.

 The court officials handed down the rigorous prison terms against the two Islamist Shebab fighters saying they were found guilty of a plot to carry out attacks in Ethiopia and also trying to establish a terror cell in the country.

The two were also charged on the basis of having recruited a number of Ethiopian citizens into the Somali-based terrorist group, Al-Shabaab.

The first defendant identified as Badris Yesuf was sentenced to six years and six months of imprisonment while the second defendant, Anis Usman received five years and six months of jail term.

The two terror figures were arrested three years ago while trying to carry out terrorist attacks in the capital, Addis Ababa and other undisclosed locations.

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