Al-Shabaab fighters undergoing training at a camp in southern Somalia. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
A radio station and a website operated by the al-Qaeda-affiliated militants have broadcast and published pictures of elderly men holding guns in what appears to be a shooting range, as a huge crowd looks on.
Somali Memo website posted photos showing several elders holding rifles with masked men coaching them on how to shoot.
The Islamic militant group often holds events to seek the support of the residents in the areas that the militants control.