Sat. Jul 20th, 2024

The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on three “al-Shabaab” leaders at the request of the Somali government, in an important step to combat terrorism.

The decision, issued on Thursday, included sanctions against three individuals identified as key figures in the organization, Abdelkader Ekrema, Mohamed Mahmoud Mir and Mohamed Omar Mohamed, and sanctions imposed on the three individuals include asset freezes and travel bans.

Somalia has been plagued by insecurity for years, with the main threats emanating from al-Shabaab and other terrorist groups such as ISIS.

In a horrific incident on Wednesday, the capital Mogadishu shot and killed Ibrahim Abdi Abdirahman, a member of parliament from Somalia’s southwestern regional state.

The attackers, suspected members of al-Shabaab, used pistols during the attack.

The president of the southwestern region, Abdelaziz Hassan Mohamed Laftagrin, strongly condemned the killing of MP Abderrahmane, a prominent figure in the southwestern regional state.

This incident highlights ongoing security challenges in Somalia, particularly in Mogadishu, where assassinations and armed attacks have become commonplace.

 

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