Somali military chief says Al-Shabaab suffered ‘heavy losses’

The elimination of the terrorists and foiling of the would-be-suicide car bomb attack deals a big blow to Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda’s East Africa affiliate fighting in Somalia.

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Somali military chief says Al-Shabaab suffered ‘heavy losses’

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The commander of the Somali military Gen Odowa Yusuf Rage said Al-Shabaab has suffered heavy losses in their latest offensive against the group.

Rage confirmed that the army has killed seven militants and wounded others during a security operation carried out in the vicinity of Wisil near Hobyo in Mudug province.

Two other combatants were captured alive with gunshot wounds, he added. Weapons and a car packed with explosives meant to stage an attack in Galmudug were also seized.

The elimination of the terrorists and foiling of the would-be-suicide car bomb attack deals a big blow to Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda’s East Africa affiliate fighting in Somalia.

The SNA boss vowed the troops will continue such operations against the militants until they are flushed out of the entire Mudug region, where Al-Shabaab has training camps.

Despite facing military pressure and losing major ground, Al-Shabaab is still in control of swathes of territory in the south, where it is conducting car bombs and hit-and-run attacks.

Al-Shabaab has wreaked havoc in Somalia and some countries in East Africa, mainly Kenya, where it carried out attacks, including the Westage mall raid that left hundreds of people.

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