Nineteen al-Shabab Militants Perish in Violent Confrontation with Somali Army in the Southern Region!

Nineteen Al-shabab Militants Perish In Violent Confrontation With Somali Army In The Southern Region!

Bizarre events unfolded on Sunday June 11, 2023 in the tumultuous region of Mogadishu, leaving citizens and officials in shock and awe. Reports confirm that the Somali National Army, with the backing of international alliances, carried out a joint operation in the Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia, which took out a staggering 19 al-Shabab militants and left an untold number of others injured.

Desperate to stave off any further harm and violence, the government reveals that the joint operation commenced on the same day in the Bulo Mohamed Abdalla area, situated within the treacherous Awdhegle district, following the receipt of crucial intelligence insights by the National Intelligence and Security Agency.

Authorities were elated to also report that the joint forces obliterated the al-Shabab group’s army positions and sanctuaries, as well as dispatching the apt riddance of weapons and vehicles belonging to the group.

However, with all this unfolding chaos and uncertainty, reputable sources like AX could not verify the reported death toll, and there has been no immediate comment from the al-Shabab group, either through its spokesperson or on its websites.

The perplexing events appear to be on the rise, as one week prior, the militants reportedly launched a calculated operation, which took out 54 Ugandan troops serving with the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), during a full-blown attack on an AU base in the same Lower Shabelle region.

The recent uptick in violence comes at a time when ATMIS is on course to withdraw approximately 2,000 of its troops by the end of June, in an orderly and phased handover of security responsibilities to the Somali security forces. The ultimate goal of the AU peace mission is to fully exit Somalia by Dec. 31, 2024, which seems to be looking increasingly complex in light of recent events.