Who is Al-Shabaab?

Published On: Sep 23 2013 10:44:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2014 07:33:20 AM CDT

Find out more about Al-Shabaab, the al Qaeda-linked militant group bombed by U.S. drones in Somalia.

Al-Shabaab - Whipping
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It has imposed a strict version of Sharia law in the areas it controls, including stoning to death women accused of adultery and amputating the hands of thieves. Here, one of four youths accused of raping a woman is whipped.

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