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allAfrica.com: Somalia: Ahlu Sunna Takes Control of Central Town (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Somalia: Ahlu Sunna Takes Control of Central Town (Page 1 of 1): "Guri'el — Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a group have taken control of Guri'el district in central Somalia after heavy fighting with Al-shabab group, witnesses said on Saturday.

Ten people have been killed and more than six others have been injured in Guri'el town on Saturday morning when the two groups fought in and around the town.

Heavy machine guns and mortar shelling were used in the fighting and the two groups fought the third time in the town.

Sectarian violence in Somalia had not been common, but as Al-Shabab try to extend their influence in Somalia, the more moderate groups like Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a organization may try to neutralize Al-Shabaab influence triggering further bloodshed.

Ahlu Sunna Waljamaa is a religious organization with no political ambitions, but al-Shebab is fighting for to rule Somalia and impose Sharia Law."

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