Published On: Sun, Nov 20th, 2016

Puntland court sentences 2 men to death for ISIL links

A military court in the northeastern semi-autonomous state of Puntland has on Sunday sentenced two men to death for allegedly being Islamic State members.

A court judge said Ahmed Aden Abdullahi, 26, and Abdullahi Mohamed Aden who were convicted of having links with ISIL had been given death sentences.

Col Abdifitah Hajji Aden, Puntland military court chief said two other men were sentenced to life in custody after being found guilty of ISIL fighters.

Several other suspects linked ISIL have been given 5 to 20-years jail terms.

Islamic State has increasing presence in the semi-autonomous Puntland region and stepped up recruiting young men to join in the group’s ranks and fight against the region’s forces.

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