RELIEF: Head Journalist of the Terror Group Al-Shabaab Shot Dead!

RELIEF: Head Journalist of the Terror Group Al-Shabaab Shot Dead!


After the release of the El Adde attack video, Somalia military group have executed an Al-Shabaab journalist, Hassan Hanafi by firing squad.

Hassan was tried and sentenced to death for aiding the terror group to kill five other journalists.

According to Enca, several journalists who witnessed the execution said Hanafi put a fight before his execution forcing the police to tie him to a post.

Hanafi was arrested in Nairobi in August 2014 and charged with the killings of five journalists in Somalia.

When giving his verdict Judge Hassan Ali said the evidence showed that Hanafi “had key roles in the masterminding and execution of the murder of several journalists,” the AFP news agency reported.

After the sentence was announced Hanafi told Reuters news agency, “I am indifferent if you kill me. You will see if killings will stop even after my death.”

A few years later, signs of his affiliation to Al-Shabaab emerged as he became the major source of all breaking news or reaction from the militant group.

The group would deny the loss of its members and claim victory through interviews with Hanafi.

Subsequently, Hanafi took to threatening any reporter who opposed Al-Shabaab or portrayed it in a bad light. Many journalists were forced to flee Somalia after receiving threats from him.

On Saturday, two other operatives of the terror group were executed in a similar manner after they were found guilty of killing a female journalist.


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