Al-Shabab militants parade new recruits after arriving in Mogadishu from their training camp south of the capital in this October 21, 2010 file photo. (REUTERS/Feisal Omar/Files)
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Somali Al-Shabab Islamist militants, who have carried out frequent bombings in the capital, Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected to the government side was an apostate who could be killed.Al-Shabab fell out with its former spokesman and deputy leader, Mukhtar Robow Abu Mansur, in 2013 . The insurgents, who are allied with Al-Qaeda, were driven out of the capital Mogadishu in 2011 . They have also since lost nearly all other territory they previously controlled after an offensive by Somali government troops and African Union-mandated AMISOM peacekeepers.
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