Two foreign nationals stand trail for terrorism charges

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The court martial of Somalia’s armed forces has today begun the trial of two foreign suspects accused of being members of Al-Shabaab terrorists.

The two suspects, who appeared in military court today, are Malaysian and British nationals, but their names have not been released.

The suspects are believed to have entered the country illegally and to have fought alongside the militant group Al-Shabaab, which is at war with the government. The two suspects are also accused of committing atrocities against civilians during their stay in Somalia, and of participating in terrorist attacks.

The two suspects, who are due to appear in court today, are among a number of defendants in Al-Shabaab-related cases.

Although estimated to reaching the hundreds, no exact figures have ever been released with the number of foreign fighters in the ranks of the terror group Al Shabab.

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