Two top members of the Jihadist group were expelled this month after they raised concerns over the killing of civilians in Mogadishu. The number of car bombs in Mogadishu has significantly increased over the last year or so.
Last month, the terror group killed at least 90 people in Mogadishu in its deadliest strike in years, prompting an unprecedented show of anger from residents. It later issued a rare apology after hundreds of people took to the streets in protest over the car bomb.
The two had earlier advised their leader Ahmed Diriye to stop the attack and this did not go down well with the leader as he expelled them from the executive council. The two are Mahad Karate and Bashir Qorbag.
Somalia’s spy agency Nisa has revealed that the militia group is now in turmoil as some of the members want the expelled leaders reinstated as quickly as possible. The situation is threatening to further weaken the group. The expulsion of the two combined with the high profile defections are threatening to further degrade the militia group.
In addition to the above, the SNA backed by AMISOM forces has vowed to continue to neutralising the militants