Somalia: Successful Operation by Danab Forces Results in Loss for Al-Shabaab
Somalia: Danab forces eliminate more than 47 Al-Shabaab militants
The Danab Special Forces, renowned for their expertise, have successfully neutralized over 47 Al-Shabaab militants in their recent operation. This operation comes just before the planned offensive against the group in Jubaland and Southwest states, which experts predict will be initiated soon.
The operation took place on Sunday, shortly after reports emerged of significant losses suffered by the Somali National Army in the village of Oswein in central Somalia. Curiously, the government has chosen to remain silent regarding this tragedy, despite multiple eyewitness accounts.
Commander Arab Dheeg Ahmed, leading the 5th unit of Danab Special Forces, revealed that the operation was conducted in the Yaq Dabey area of Lower Jubba. The militants had been conspiring to launch attacks on innocent civilians and security personnel in various strategic locations throughout Somalia. “By meticulously clearing the Lower Jubba region of criminals hiding in the forests, the commando forces, especially the 5th unit, have successfully thwarted any threats against the Somali people,” asserted Commander Arab Dheeg Ahmed.
Currently, a significant portion of the Somali National Army [SNA] is deployed in HirShabelle and Galmadug states, where they continue to comb through the area after a highly successful first phase of operations against the militants, resulting in the elimination of over 3,000 militants. The second phase is scheduled to commence in Jubaland and Southwest states, and advance teams have already been deployed to make necessary preparations. The Somali National Army receives support from the US Africa Command and the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia [ATMIS].
On Sunday, the National Consultative Council [NCC], headed by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, released a statement expressing full support for the national army. The statement also addressed ongoing military operations, the stabilization of recently reclaimed territories, and the acceleration of preparations for the second phase of the military offensive.
In order to enhance the security of the liberated areas, the council discussed strategies to align operations with counterterrorism efforts and prepare for the upcoming phase of operations against Al-Shabaab. Several countries, including Kenya, Djibouti, and Ethiopia, have pledged to deploy non-ATMIS troops to support the operation.
Additionally, the leaders expressed their concern over the escalating conflict in the Sool region. They emphasized the urgent need to end the war, called for all parties to exercise restraint, and advocated for the protection of prisoners of war. The recent fighting in Las Anod, located in northern Somalia, has tragically claimed the lives of over 250 individuals, prompting strong reactions from the international community.