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Al-Shabab Takes Over Crashed Plane Near Mogadishu

A Somali official says militant group Al-Shabab has taken possession of a small plane that crashed Wednesday west of the capital, Mogadishu. Sources tell VOA's Somali Service that nine to 11 people were on board the plane, which came down near the Al-Shabab-controlled village of Omar Darire. There was no immediate word on the fate or identity of those aboard.  Sources speaking on condition of anonymity tell VOA the plane had been chartered by contractors working with security...

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