Somali forces liberate the only village held by al Shabab within the Middle Shabelle area

Jowhar (AX) – Somali forces and allied militias recaptured the Ruun Nirgood district within the Middle Shabelle area on Thursday morning after days of heavy combating within the district’s suburbs.

Protection Ministry spokesman Common Abdullahi Ali Aanod advised a information convention in Mogadishu that Ruun Nirgood was the ones a village held by al Shabab within the Middle Shabelle area.

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“This morning at six o’clock in the morning, coalition forces took over Ruun-nirgood district,” including that there had been combating in small villages below the district, together with Juha, Al-Naima and Al-Kowthar.

The spokesman added that the combating in villages killed not less than 150 al-Shabaab members, together with 5 international members, however didn’t identify the international fighters.

Weeks in the past, Somali forces and allied militias pushed al-Shabaab fighters out of the strategic city of Adan Yabal within the Middle Shabelle area that the Islamist group has managed for six years.

Adan Yabaal, about 245 kilometers north of the capital Mogadishu, has been below al Shabab since 2016. The district is near the border between Hiran and Middle Shabelle areas.

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