How al-Shabaab recruits child soldiers


On the 12th of February 2019, the word has marked International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, to shed light on the rising exploitation of children in armed conflicts.

In Somalia, child abductions are a common occurrence almost exclusively conducted by the blood-sucking murderous group al-Shabaab in order to forcibly recruit them as child soldiers.

In mid-January 2019, the group abducted more than 60 school-going children in El-garas in Bakool region in a desperate move to replenish its number of soldiers that continue to be decimated en-masse every day.

Throughout its history, al-Shabaab has threatened and abducted civilians to force communities to hand over their children for indoctrination and military training across Somalia.

Al-Shabab has ordered elders, teachers in Islamic religious schools, and communities in rural areas to provide hundreds of children as young as 8 or face attack, revealing how desperate the group has become after losing political support and a dwindling number of soldiers at its disposal.

After the children as young as 8 are abducted, they are put into indoctrination centers and are brainwashed into believing al-Shabaab’s wrong ideologies. The children are soon after used as suicide bombers in attacks against innocent civilians.

Al-Shabaab secret sites destroyed in an operation

The Somali National Army (SNA) has conducted intensive operations in Lower Jubba Somalia and destroyed several Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab sites and defused improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

SNA forces conducted a well-coordinated operation targeting al-Shabaab bases used to organize attacks against the government and the African Union forces.

The army was able to eliminate secret sites which al-Shabaab carried out its subversive operations against unarmed civilians.

During the operation, the troops successfully defused a roadside bomb plant on a major military supply route in Jamaame district of Lower Jubba. The troops also recovered several other items nearby, including IED detonating remotes, cell phones, vehicle batteries, IED making powders among others.

The troops also carried out operations in some areas in Jamaame district and the people of Araare, Kobon and Muse Haji greatly welcomed them. The military provided the residents with food and medicine.

Somali elite forces and US forces have in the recent past conducted covert operations in Middle Jubba and Lower Shabelle, some of the two regions which al-Shabaab still controls.

Daesh and al-Shabaab fight over loot continues

The murderous group al-Shabaab has killed a man it accused of belonging to terrorist group Daesh in the latest war between two of the most ruthless terrorist groups in the world.

Yahye Haji Fiile, who was killed in Bu’ale town in Middle Juba, had previously defected from al-Shabaab and joined Daesh and then rejoined al-Shabaab. He is also reported to have killed one of the high-ranking members of Daesh in Somalia.

The blood-sucking group al-Shabaab and Daesh, both ruthless terrorist groups, are fighting over resources specifically over looted wealth from the Somali public across Somalia.

Just two weeks ago, the hostility among the terrorist groups has escalated after members of al-Shabaab have reportedly ambushed Islamic State militants in El Adde town, Gedo region near the Kenya Somalia border.

ISIS subsequently launched a revenge attack and claimed to have killed 14 al-Shabaab fighters and lost 3. Both groups are going for each other’s throat over the lucrative loot in the name of taxation both collect from poor and needy civilians.
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