Al-Shabaab terrorist surrenders in Puntland
terrorist militant turned himself in to Puntland police forces in Galgala on August 25th.
Puntland spokesperson Ahmed Omar Hirsi said the defector, Mowlid Adan Qalalan, was an important member of al-Shabaab in the Galgala mountains and led a large armed unit.
Hirsi said, "He was a long-time member of al-Shabaab who worked in southern regions such as Kismayo and Mogadishu. He has now decided to leave them, and so he surrendered to the military forces based in Bari region."
When Qalalan surrendered he had a large machine gun, a satellite phone, radio transmitter and documents from which valuable intelligence may be obtained.
The surrender comes after a recent announcement from the Puntland authorities that there has been an influx of al-Shabaab fighters in the region, fleeing from defeats in southern Somalia.
Colonel Jamaa Saeed Warsame said Qalalan had lost hope in al-Shabaab and had expressed remorse for his criminal actions.
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