Somalia: Mukhtar Roobow Quits Al-Shabab, says in Talks with the Government

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    Somalia: Mukhtar Roobow Quits Al-Shabab, says in Talks with the Government

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Sheikh Mukhtar Roobow Ali aka Abuu Mansuur said that he quit al-Shabaab, accusing Al shabab for not serving the Islam, in a press conference held in Mogadishu and announced that he is in talks with the Federal gover

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Muktar Roobow aka Abu Mansuur speaking to reporters in Mogadishu.
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) Sheikh Mukhtar Roobow Ali aka Abuu Mansuur said that he quit al-Shabaab, accusing Al shabab for not serving the Islam, in a press conference held in Mogadishu and announced that he is in talks with the Federal government of Somalia.


Abuu Mansoor was one of the founders of Al Shabaab and  was the second in command of the group, but later left Shabaab, after the group split.

"I quit my membership of Al Shabab five years and 7 months ago on issues based on differences my religious beliefs” Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Abuu Mansuur told reporters in a press conference in Mogadishu on Tuesday, "Appreciate and welcome Somali government and the international community partners for their support.”

The surrender of Sheikh Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansuur follows after The U.S. State Department in consultation with the Federal Government of Somalia removed from Rewards for Justice Listing, which angered the Shabab.

Somalia government said that its policy is to welcome those willing to renounce terrorists and want to join the peace process and Nation building and In light of Presdient Farmajo’s pardon, the Federal Government declares to receive anyone that gives up his/her twisted ideology of Al-Shabaab, in a statement released by the Ministry of information.

"Federal Government of Somalia welcomed Mukhtar Robow Ali’s confirmation that he defected from Al-Shabaab.” the statement added noting that the Government hugely thanks anyone who played a role in facilitating the current discussion with Robow, in particular all segments of the society and our international friends and partners.

However, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called for the Federal government of Somalia to investigate Muktar Roobow’s leadership role in Shabab's indiscriminate attacks on civilians, at a time the organization documented indiscriminate attacks on civilians, forced recruitment of children and other abuses against the residents under the group’s control.

"International law prohibits amnesties for those responsible for grave abuses. Muktar Robow had a leadership role in al-shabab a time when we documented indiscrimate attacks on civilians, forced recruitment of children, and other abuses against residents under teh group’s control.” Laetitia Bader, Senior researcher of Human Rights Watch said, "Somalia’s government needs to investigate Robow’s role and ensure that those respnsible for the worst abuses aren’t able to escape just punishment.”

- HORN OBSERVER -


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