Officials of the Somali government have accused local merchants of  supporting Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants.

Elbuur district commissioner, Noor Hassan Guutaale says that Al Shabaab militants had been given funds by local merchants in the town.

Elbuur, a former Al Shabaab stronghold which was captured by Somalia army, along with African Union peacekeeping forces after battling insurgents.

http://www.mareeg.com/somalia-elbuur-traders-charged-over-al-shabaab-links/

 

 

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