Mukhtar Roobow surrenders

Mukhtar Roobow surrenders. [Photo: Archive]
Baidoa-(Puntland Mirror) Former Al-Shabab leader Mukhtar Roobow has accepted to surrender to the Somali federal government, officials confirmed.

The surrender came after closed-door meeting between officials from the Somali government and Roobow, which took place in Abal village, according to sources.

Al-Shabab militants and fighters loyal to Roobow have been fighting over Abal since Friday.

Abal is a small town in Bakool region, a stronghold of his clan “Raxan-weyn”.

In late June this year, US removed Mukhtar Roobow from its list of global terrorist people.

After the US’s decision, Al-Shabab began an offensive against Roobow to imprisonment or kill.

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