For Somalis caught between Islamists and weak government, fleeing is only option

IFO, KENYA — Two Islamist militants delivered an ultimatum to Zahra Allawi’s daughters: marry them or die. The men were from al-Shabab, a militia linked to al-Qaeda that is fighting Somalia’s U.S.-backed government. The two girls were 14 and 16. 

For Somalis caught between Islamists and weak government, fleeing is only option

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