Somalia offers al-Shabab members amnesty

Somalia’s government has offered an amnesty to fighters of Islamist group al-Shabab, amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike.

The militants would be reintegrated into society if they surrendered over the next 45 days, a statement said.

The offer seems to be an attempt to exploit the vulnerability of al-Shabab following the air strike, analysts say.

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Hundreds of newly trained al-Shabab fighters perform military exercises in the Lafofe area 18km south of Mogadishu, Somalia, taken on 17 February 2011

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  1. Incase Alshabab accepts the amnesty offer,i think they should be reintergrated into society like what ONUB did in Burundi in 2005 to 2006 ,it was successful mission and am witness to the fact.

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