Somalia offers al-Shabab amnesty amid uncertainty on leader

Ahmed Abdi Godane may have been killed

(ANSA) - Rome, September 3 - Somalia on Wednesday offered an amnesty to Islamist group al-Shabab amid uncertainty over whether its leader survived a US air strike. The militants would be reintegrated into society if they surrendered over the next 45 days, a statement said.
    The offer seems to be an attempt to exploit the vulnerability of al-Shabab following the air strike, analysts say. Al-Shabab has refused to say whether its leader Ahmed Abdi Godane survived.
    The strike took place on Monday as Godane was travelling in a convoy in southern Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.


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