British soldiers will be beheaded and paraded over the Internet, warn Somalia Islamist group Al-Shabaab after David Cameron announces the UK will send troops there to fight terrorism

Somalia-based extremist group Al-Shabaab has vowed to behead British soldiers and parade their corpses on the Internet when they arrive in the war-torn country to assist with peacekeeping efforts.

In a chilling radio broadcast, group spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage said that armed militants would welcome UK troops with bullets – and drag mutilated soldiers through Somalia’s streets.
‘We hope we shall see the beheaded bodies of whites,’ Rage said, adding: ‘We shall welcome British forces with fire and you will see their dead bodies displayed on the web pages.’

His comments came just days after Prime Minister David Cameron pledged to send hundreds of troops to East Africa to help counter Islamist militants and assist United Nations peacekeepers.