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Grave sites destroyed in Somalia
Al Jazeera has obtained footage of Al-Shabab exhuming bodies before hiding them.
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2010 22:37 GMT

Al Jazeera has obtained footage of Al-Shabab fighters in Somalia destroying grave sites and exhuming bodies before hiding them.

The graves belong to foreign soldiers and a Sufi scholar. Al Shabab says it wants to rid Somalia of anything that does not fit with its strict version of Islam, but that has put it on a collision course with Sufi fighters.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Awad reports.

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