Karns said the operation enters its “next phase of periodic engagement with Somali security forces.” He would not go into details.
The terror group has severely restricted the movement of commercial goods and humanitarian aid transported through the land with supports that 17 trucks were burnt and drivers killed for breaking the blockade.
ENDF also announced the arrest of five members: four military and one civilian administration of member of Tigray regional state leadership under TPLF.
The attack becomes the second of its kind targeting Kenyan forces in the vicinity of Dhobley district in Lower Juba region under Jubaland, which is regularly the scene of Al-Shabaab terrorist assaults.
The council of the Presidential candidates forewarned the international community against funding the disputed polls that the incumbent president wants to rig and hijack the electoral process for his re-election.
Authorities have not released any information about where Aden is being held or what charges may be levied against him, a friend told KON, adding that his family has not been allowed to see him at the jail.
In the wake of the Dhusamareb Conference in September, President Farmajo and five regional leaders agreed on a revised election procedure based on the 2016 Somali parliamentary election.
The deployment of the police came after the door to negotiate with renegade General Abukar Warsame Hud closed during the latest efforts by the Federal Interior Minister Mukhtar Hussein Afrah in the town.
Five people believed to be al-Shabaab members, including one leader, were killed in a joint U.S.-Somali airstrike in the vicinity of Saaxa Weyne, Somalia, Thursday.
Somali National Army (SNA) on Thursday killed senior al-Shabab commander and eight of his bodyguards after the militants attempted to attack a military base in Diinsoor district in Bay region, southwest Somalia.
The former ILO employee took office as 20th Somali PM in September 2020, Roble made a number of promises to the Somali people, including holding timely, inclusive elections within a four-month term.
Footage from the scene showed cars on fire, with plumes of thick black smoke billowing into the sky following the explosion that happened at 7:46 a.m. local time.