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Somalia Court Convicts Foreigners for Membership in al-Shabab

They are the first foreign extremists in Somalia to be convicted for al-Shabab membership, court officials said.

A military court in Somalia has convicted two foreign extremists for fighting alongside terrorist group al-Shabab.

The court in Mogadishu sentenced Darren Anthony Byrnes from Britain and Ahmad Mustakim bin Abdul Hamid from Malaysia to 15 years in jail for being members of al-Shabab and entering the country illegally.

They are the first foreign extremists in Somalia to be convicted for al-Shabab membership, court officials said.

Read more at VOA

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