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Alshaabab Reportedly Run Out Of Options, Begs For Peace Talks Following Military Pressure (Photos)

Reports from the Horn of Africa indicate that al- Shabaab is considering talks with regional military forces and Somalia' s federal government after fighters run out of options and hidings.

A reliable source in Somalia said that al- Shabaab has now split into two factions, one made up of local Somalis and foreign fighters and the other joining terror groups from different districts.

Mogadishu- based VOA reporter Harun Maruf told reporters that Somalia' s Deputy Defense Minister Abdifatah Qasim told reporters that al- Shabaab had asked for the first time.

He said the group has asked for talks with the government to find a solution and stop the shooting.

Abdifatah Qasim al- Shabaab currently has limited options due to continued attacks by the Somali National Army and its international partners.

According to Abdifatah Qasim, al- Shabaab now relies on the use of explosives as the only way to attack government forces and civilians, as many militants have been killed.

" A lot of pain is inflicted on the enemy, they are surrounded, in the mines in the infantry, they even target civilians, the army is ready to teach them. . . Today they are looking for dialogue. . But we have decided to eliminate terrorism from Somalia, " he said.

Will the government accept these talks?

Abdifatah Qasim said the government was only willing to negotiate with a group of local militants with the intention of laying down their arms and ending the ceasefire.

In addition, foreign terrorists who have attacked Somalia have no choice but to leave the country and return to their own country. For some Somalis, the government is ready to forgive them if they obey the country' s laws and say no to terrorism.

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