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Somalia's Shebab fighters have warned they will "cut the throat" of members who shift allegiance from Al-Qaeda to ISIS, amid reports some factions have already been punished for doing so.The Shebab, East Africa's long-time Al-Qaeda branch, is fighting to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu, which is protected by 22,000 African Union troops.The reported divisions come at a time when ISIS in Iraq and Syria has become the jihadist franchise of choice, attracting fighters from abroad and the allegiance of other militant groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria.But Al-Qaeda has also recently expanded its territory in Yemen, just across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia.
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