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Former Al-Shabab Commander Denounces Terror Group

A former top commander of Somalia's al-Shabab terror group says he has quit the insurgency, renouncing the violence perpetuated by his former comrades. Zakariya Ismail Hersi served as intelligence chief of the al-Qaida-linked organization before surrendering to Somali authorities last December. "From now on I will convey my principles and beliefs through peaceful means and understanding," Hersi said during a news conference in Mogadishu Tuesday. Addressing ranking...

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