Eight Somalis BEHEADED by Muslim terrorists after refusing to pay Islamic tax
Villagers in the semi-autonomous region of Galmadug in central Somalia also killed 10 terrorists during three days of fighting, the villager said, adding that Somali authorities had provided no help or support.
The Islamist insurgent group al Shabaab is battling a weak United Nations-backed government in Mogadishu in an effort to impose its strict interpretation of Islamic law in areas of the country it controls.
"Al Shabaab ordered us to pay dozens of animals for zakat (Islamic tax) and we rejected this - that is how the fighting started. We killed 10 militants on the first day,"... read more
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