Somali government offers amnesty to al-Shabab fighters

World Today

In one week’s operation, Somali and African union troops advanced and got closer to the sea side town of Barawe, which is one of the remaining strongholds of al-Shabab. In the same week, the group lost its ultimate leader to an American drone strike.

Somali authorities sensed a weakness in the group which they seek to exploit. Somali government has offered amnesty to the al-Shabab fighters who surrender.

CCTV America’s Mohamed Hirmoge reports.