GAROWE(Halbeeg News)- A military court in Puntland state has sentenced four men to death penalty over charges of terrorism, sources confirmed.
The men sentenced by the court were identified as Jeylani Hassan Issak, Hassan Lamow Aden, Abdirazak Hussein Tahlil and Abdi Omar Iftin.
Another man identified as Bashir Osman Seed was sentenced to life in prison by the court during the trial.
All the sentenced men were accused of belonging and having links with the terrorist groups Al-shabab and ISIS as the military court confirmed.
Abdirazk Hussein Tahlil, one of the men sentenced to death was detained in a joint operation launched by US and Somali forces back in 2012. He was released in 2014.
Somalia’s Islamist group, Al-shabab has a base in Galgala mountains in Puntland where they often carry out assaults against security forces.
Puntland in North Eastern Somalia also faces a growing threat from ISIS fighters who have split from Al-shabab.