13 March 2016 (SofoNews) – Somali troops in Barawe town of Southern Somalia have executed an officer from the al-Qaeda-affiliated group on Sunday, Somalia focus reports. He was alleged planning attacks against authorities in the port town including the district commissioner. Hussein Barre, Barawe commissioner told the media that the executed man was planning to attack his house, and thanks to the federal security forces who received detailed information about the attack.
The late execution and the claim from the commissioner come whilst al-Shabaab escalated their assaults on government and AMISOM bases.
Al-Shabaab militants had lost the control of Barawe town following the killing of their top leader Ahmed Godane.
Barawe was one of the strongholds of the group where they used to get high-income from business groups and the port.
Regional experts say al-Shabaab are managing to keep their feet on the ground as they launched twin blasts in Mogadishu and Baidoa of Southern Somalia.