Somali National Army kills 26 al-Shabab militants in new safety operation

Monday, February 20, 2023

Jowhar (AX) – The Somali National Army (SNA) killed 26 al-Shabab extremists in a safety operation performed on Monday between El Ba’ad and Ruunirgood areas within the Middle Shabelle zone.

Major Adan Jeele Ali, certainly one of the officers in command of the operation, advised state media that the navy forces focused the group’s military positions and destroyed terrorist hideouts the place they harassed civilians.

Ruunirgood and El Ba’ad have been among the many areas Al-Shabaab managed for a very long time earlier than being pushed out by authorities forces backed by nearby forces.

Last Thursday, the Somali authorities introduced that its troopers, backed by worldwide companions and nearby clan militias, had killed over 350 al-Shabab militants and wounded dozens extra in different operations within the state’s southern and central areas.

According to Somali officers, the Somali National Army carried out operations in Hiiraan in Hirshabelle state, Mudug in Galmudug state and Lower Jubba zone in Jubaland state.

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