Al-Shabaab suffers losses in fighting as SNA regains upper hand

Danab regained control over the villages in Somalia’s Lower Jubba province after hours of fierce fighting in which Al-Shabaab suffered heavy losses, Jubaland state security sources said.

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Al-Shabaab suffers losses in fighting as SNA regains upper hand

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The Somali National Army [SNA] has dealt a big blow to Al-Shabaab terrorist group after killing at least 13 militants during multi-directional operations in the south of the country.

With successful operations in Jubaland and Southwest regional states, the state-run media reported that the militants launched a raid on an army base near Hudur, where fierce clashes broke out on Tuesday.

Three Al-Shabaab members were killed in the botched base attack while several others were wounded, according to sources. There were no reports of civilian casualties as a result of the gunfight in Hudur town.

Meanwhile, the US-trained SNA’s elite forces from the Danab brigade carried out an anti-al-Shabaab operation in Yontoy, Raynerow, and Farbulay outside the southern port city of Kismayo on Tuesday.

Danab regained control over the villages in Somalia’s Lower Jubba province after hours of fierce fighting in which Al-Shabaab suffered heavy losses, Jubaland state security sources said.

The defeat of the Al-Shabaab fighters in Jubaland comes as the country’s armed forces continue their battlefield victories against the terrorist group in the southern and central region amid ongoing parliamentary elections.

Al-Shabaab, which is linked to Al-Qaeda has been staging a deadly insurgency for over a decade, trying to oust an UN-backed Somali government working in the capital, Mogadishu under AU troops' protection.

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