MOGADISHU, Somalia – Al-Shabaab has suffered heavy losses in Somalia after 19 militants had been killed within the final 24 hours by main operations carried out by the Somali military in Bay province, the army chief stated.
In accordance with an announcement launched by the commander of the Somali Nationwide Military [SNA] in the present day, the militants died in battle close to Dinsor as half of a bigger operation geared toward clearing militant areas.
“The operation was profitable and the troops managed to kill 19 extremists and seize two alive. The gallant troopers have the higher hand within the battle and destroyed the group’s bases, “stated Basic Odowa Yusuf, the military chief.
The battle comes hours after Al-Shabaab claimed it killed six Ethiopian troopers in ambush on their army convoy touring close to Dinsor, a disputed metropolis now underneath authorities management.
The al-Qaeda-linked militants have intensified their struggle towards the Somali authorities and goal to grab the land as African Union troops from neighboring nations withdraw by the tip of subsequent yr.