15 al Shabab terrorists were killed in a new operation in the Middle Shabelle region
Thursday, January 19, 2023: Jowhar (AX) – Somali government says the country’s national army, with the help of anti-al-Shabab local civilians and international partners, has carried out a planned military operation against al-Shabab in the Middle Shabelle region, killing at least 15 al-Shabab – the region. Shabab militants.
A government statement on Saturday said the army’s planned operation against the militants took place at Sheikh Qasim’s farm, located in Dhagahow area under Hawadley village in the country’s Middle Shabelle province.
The statement added that army forces dimensioned weapons and military vehicles during the operation.
Islamist al Shabaab fighters on Tuesday stormed a military base in the village of Hawadley with a suicide car bomb and then opened fire, killing at least seven soldiers, including the base commander, an officer said.
The base is about 60 km (35 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu and was wrested from al Shabaab control last October by government forces and allied clan militias.