Puntland Handover 26 Al-Shabaab Prisoners to Somali Government in Mogadishu

puntland-parades-al-shabaabAt least 26 Al-Shabaab terrorists were on Wednesday handed over to the Somali government in Mogadishu.

According to military intelligence source, the transferred Al-Shabaab fighters included the young children as young as nine. They were recently sentenced to rehabilitation because of their age.

About a 100 Al-Shabaab terrorists were captured in March this year during fierce clash between Puntland government forces and Al-Shabab group in Mudug and Nugal regions

In June Puntland military court sentenced 43 of the captured Al-Shabaab terrorists who were above the age of 18 years to death by firing squad.

Early September, the military court also sentenced 28 of Al-Shabaab fighters to 15-20 years in prison.

This is first time that Puntland government has transferred Al-Shabaab prisoners to the Somali government in Mogadishu.

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