Somali army kills terrorists amid threat to election

The local villagers have reported heavy fighting between the two sides with the government forces claiming the upper hand as they eventually overpowered the terrorists who fled their bases.

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Somali army kills terrorists amid threat to election

MOGADISHU, Somalia – As Somalia is holding a crucial parliamentary election, the country’s armed forces with the support of AU troops scaled up the offensive against Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda-linked group.

The troops carried out an operation in the vicinity of Kismayo, a key port city located 500 kilometers south of the capital, Mogadishu, targeting Al-Shabaab hideouts after intelligence information.

A senior army official in Jubaland state said SNA killed at least 10 Al-Shabaab fighters and detained six alive during the raid near Jamame town, an agricultural area, where Al-Shabaab used to train recruits.

The local villagers have reported heavy fighting between the two sides with the government forces claiming the upper hand as they eventually overpowered the terrorists who fled their bases.

He added that the troops will not rest until Al-Shabaab militants are flushed out of their strongholds in the Lower Juba region, which is under Jubaland administration led by Ahmed Madobe, a Kenyan ally.

Al-Shabaab continues to pose threat to the country’s national security as well as staging terror attacks in neighboring Kenya in revenge for its forces’ involvement in the African Union mission [AMISOM].

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