Somalia: Rehabilitating Former Al-Shabaab Combatants


Former Al Shabaab commander surrenders

Somalilandsun: Somalia’s amnesty program allows former Shabab members to surrender without prosecution and according to journalist  Michelle Shepherd the Shabab’s popularity waning, hundreds of local Somali combatants  have  left and are now being housed and counselled in “disengagement” camps in the capital and throughout the country. 

In a piece for The National Reporter the only journalist to enter the secret camp in Somalia reveals that there are currently  about 500 former Somali Shabab members  being held at the rehab base in Mogadishu.

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