Somalia executes islamist militant ‘Doctor,’ ‘Soldiers’

Ahmed Mohamed
Thursday March 16, 2023

MOGADISHU — A army court docket in Somalia has ordered the executions of three al-Shabab militants it reported pretended to be a general practitioner and troopers to perform bombings and shootings.

The army appeals court docket in Mogadishu ordered the executions carried out Wednesday of three adult males it reported had been al-Shabab militants who disguised themselves to perform lethal assaults within the metropolis.

The court docket reported 38-year-old Mohamed Abdi Nur Jirow used faux names and titles, inclusive of calling himself “Dr. Fanah” and claiming to be a a neurologist.

Authorities say in 2021 he bombed two eating places in Mogadishu, killing 20 men and women.

The court docket reported Jirow additionally killed two men and women in an assault on a soccer stadium on the outskirts of Mogadishu, however it didn’t say when, and helped with a suicide bombing in February that killed one soldier.

Mumin Hussein Abdullahi is the deputy prosecutor on the army court docket.

He reported at present they executed the convicts Mohamed Abdi Nur Jirow, additionally often known as Dr. Fanah, Mohamed Abdulle Abkow, often known as Bimalow, and Sharif Mohamed Barqadle Ayanle, additionally often known as Jeego.

The court docket reported 36-year-old Bimalow pretended to be a army lieutenant and bombed a restaurant in Mogadishu in 2019, killing 11 men and women.

The court docket reported Bimalow additionally helped al-Shabab militants assault Mogadishu’s global airport one 12 months in the past, killing one soldier.

The court docket reported 53-year-old Ayanle had in fact served in Somalia’s military however claimed to be a captain, which the army denies.

The court docket reported Ayanle bombed a Mogadishu mall in February, killing 16 men and women and injuring 38.

The appeals court docket was upholding a January decrease court docket demise sentence for the three adult males after they had been reported to have confessed.

The executions come only one week after a army court docket in Somalia’s Puntland sector ordered the execution of 13 al-Shabab and Islamic State militants.

The court docket additionally ordered the execution of 5 Somali troopers for killing civilians.

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