A Somali military court has sentenced 18 soldiers to five years in prison each for instigating clan-based discord and insubordination.
The soldiers are from the 14th October battalion based in for the formerly UAE-run-training camp in Mogadishu.
Somalia has not had a true national army for decades.
The army was factionalized along clan lines and riven with corruption.
In 1991, the army dissolved, and the nation was divided up with warlords and militias vying for regional control.