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09/12/2022 Somalia (International Christian Concern) – In the last month, al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic extremist group, has staged two violent attacks that left a total of around forty civilians dead.  

The extremist group has been waging an insurgency against Somalia’s central government for more than a decade, and the violence has ramped up over the summer. Their ultimate goal is to make the region an Islamic caliphate governed by their own hyper-strict interpretation of Sharia law.    

Today, the Somali government announced that more than 100 suspected al-Shabaab members had been killed in a series of operations near Somalia’s southern border. Additionally, the military reported that its forces, with the help of local citizens, had liberated certain key areas controlled by al-Shabaab.  

Please pray for those affected by the violence in Somalia.

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