Al-Qaeda or ISIS? Shabaab militants fight

A file photo taken on February 17, 2011 shows Al-Shabaab Islamists doing drills at a village in Lower Shebelle region in Somalia. The group is loyal to Al-Qaeda. PHOTO | ABDURASHID ABDULLE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Al-Shabaab started what security agencies described as cleansing of militants who could not be trusted.
  • Kenyan soldiers entered Somalia in October 2011 to neutralise the Al-Shabaab threat.

Security agencies have been placed on high alert after fighting broke out among Al-Shabaab factions in Somalia, with some militants fleeing to Kenya.

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