Heavy combating reported in Lower Shabelle area

Mogadishu (AX) – Fierce combating was reported between Somali authorities forces supported by AU troops and al Shabab militants on Monday morning within the Qoryoley district of the Lower Shabelle area.

The combating started after al-Shabab militants attacked the federal government base and Ugandan troops serving below the ATMIS mission within the district, in accordance with residents.

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In accordance with residents, Ugandan troops fired heavy mortar shells within the path of the assault, however the official casualties are unknown.

The Somali authorities and ATMIS officers declined to touch upon the variety of casualties brought on by the hour-long assault.

Somali authorities forces supported by the native clan militia forces inflicted heavy casualties on al Shabab within the ongoing offensive in opposition to al Shabab within the Center Shabelle, Lower Shabelle and Hiiraan areas.

The Somali authorities reported on December 15 that it performed an operation in opposition to al-Shabab close to the villages of Juhay and Gulane in Hirshabelle state.

The federal government stated 88 al-Shabab fighters have been killed within the 48-hour operation, which was carried out in cooperation with worldwide companions, a phrase that usually refers back to the involvement of airstrikes from pleasant international locations that assist the Somali military.

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