An official says Puntland state has released dozens Al shabaab members captured in recent battle from several jails in the region, including Garowe, the region’s capital Garowe.
Gen Muhaydin Ahmed Muse, the commander of Puntland’s anti-terror police said the Al shabaab prisoners had been freed, with a court has ruled to appeal their early sentences.
Muse has called on Puntland judiciary to review the decision to free the detained Al shabaab members held at the prisons. Puntland state did not comment on the general’s comments.
Puntland forces have captured dozens of Al shabaab fighters as prisoners of war during Suuj battle.