Somalia’s Islamist hardline, Al-Shabab group parade through the streets of northern Mogadishu on Friday 1st of January to show their new fighters as well as military might as they pledge to retake regions they lost to other groups.
They added the new fighters were trained in particular to root out the AMISOM forces currently stationed in the capital – who they say are ‘the enemies of Allah’.
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The group also said they were ready to send combatants to Yemen’s Al Qaeda groups should the US carry out attacks and urged other Muslims to join.
Sources: Reuters (Feisal Omar / Mogadishu) + NTV Kenya + AP Photo (Farah Abdi Warsameh)