Groups have often traded hostages with each other.
Al-Shabaab and pirate work together: Galmudug Official
Cooperation between Somalia’s Al-Shabab fighters and pirate gangs is what becomes clear and obvious as the Al-Shabaab group becomes more desperate for funding, commander of Galmudug forces said on Sunday.
In recent Months Somali government forces backed by AMISOM troops and regional state forces launched attacks to flush out the group from many parts of the seaports town.
“Al-Shabaab and pirates are one and the same and we shall fight and eradicate both them” said Mohamud Mohamed.
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