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ICC Note: Al-Shabaab militants have been known for their use of brutal violence and applying their own idea of justice. One of their main goals is to impose Sharia Law in their region; thus, they threaten and kill anyone that goes against their ideals.

05/18/2017, Somalia (US News) – Somalia’s al Shabaab publicly cut off the right hands of two men on Thursday after a sharia court convicted them of breaking into a shop and stealing about $500, the al Qaeda-linked group said.

The two men had confessed to the theft in Tiyeglow district of the southern Bakool region and were ordered to refund the money, Moalim Gedow, al Shabaab’s Bakool governor told Reuters.

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