Al-Shabaab beheading civilians after taking Somali town of Halgan says MP

The Islamic group moved in after Ethiopian peacekeepers pulled out.

By Elsa Buchanan

Al-Shabaab, the Somalia-based Islamic group, has seized the town of Halgan in the Hiran region after African Union peacekeepers pulled out and are said to be beheading civilians.
The peacekeepers, made up of 22,000 soldiers and police from African nations, (AMISOM) have been supporting Somalia’s government and army against the militant group since 2004, when the forces launched a military offensive to drive al-Shabaab out of major strategic centres.
To continue reading, please click here.

Share this article


More articles from MAST...

Get in touch

Maritime Security
24/7 Emergency Telephone:+44 (0) 1218 209 946

Main Office: +44 (0) 1279 216726

Risk Consulting
Call: +44 (0) 1279 874 528

Security Systems
Call: +44 (0) 1279 874 521

Skip to content