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Somalia Senior Al-Shabaab fighter surrenders to government

The minister said that the government would welcome anyone in the terrorist group who decides to leave the group under the amnesty period.

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Somali policeman sits inside an ambulance as he guards an Al-Shabaab fighter injured during an exchange of gunfire after a car bomb explosion at the Banadir beach restaurant at Lido beach in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, August 25, 2016. Picture taken August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar play Somali policeman sits inside an ambulance as he guards an Al-Shabaab fighter injured during an exchange of gunfire after a car bomb explosion at the Banadir beach restaurant at Lido beach in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, August 25, 2016. Picture taken August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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A senior Al-Shabaab fighter has surrendered to Somalia's National Intelligence and Security Agency under amnesty offered by the Somali government.

The Minister of Internal Security, Abdirisak Omar’Mohamed, disclosed this on Tuesday, August 30. He said the government facilitated the defection of Ibrahim Aden Ibrahim on Monday evening.

The minister said that the government would welcome anyone in the terrorist group who decides to leave the group under the amnesty period.

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Meanwhile, Ibrahim, an Al-Shabaab official in charge of education issues, told journalists that he had been in the group for nine years and was planning to defect to government two years earlier.

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