Senior Leaders of Al-Shabaab Militant Group Reported Dead in Somalia
Three senior leaders of the terrorist organization Al-Shabaab were killed in a recent operation conducted by the Somali National Army (SNA) in Galmadug state. This operation is part of the ongoing military efforts in central regions, coinciding with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud’s visit. The Ministry of Information confirmed the success of the operation, highlighting the professionalism and effectiveness of the execution.
The primary target of the operation was Olol Ali Guled, the head of Al-Shabaab’s insurgent militia in Galmadug. In addition to Guled, two other wanted members of the terrorist group, Shuuke Ali Dheeg and Isse Barre, were eliminated. These three senior leaders were responsible for various criminal activities, including attacks on civilians and security forces in the region.
This achievement comes at a time when a few military officers are facing trial for abandoning their positions on the frontlines against the orders of their commanders. President Mohamud has been urging the military to stay committed to the fight against Al-Shabaab, despite the personal risks he himself faces as a target of the militants.
The United States Africa Command and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) troops have been playing a crucial role in the ongoing battle against Al-Shabaab. Their collaboration with the Somali military has been instrumental in preventing the collapse of the fragile UN-backed federal government.
In a separate incident, Al-Shabaab carried out an attack on Nur Dugle village in the Middle Shabelle region using a car bomb. However, local forces successfully repelled the attack. The militants continue to pose a threat to the stability of Somalia, but the government remains committed to eliminating the group within the next year.