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On 1st October, US military killed a founder of Al-Shabaab named Abdullahi Nadir in a drone strike near Jilib within the Middle Jubba region, the main stronghold of the group in southern Somalia.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – As the army unleashed an all-out offensive in several regions, Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud called for a united front on Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda-linked militant group.
During a cabinet meeting he presided over on Thursday at his office, Mohamud urged the Cabinet ministers to give priority to the fight against Al-Shabaab since the group is a major threat to security.
The president stated that the government has provided emergency aid to the citizens who are suffering in the areas liberated from Al-Shabaab by the army along with the local residents who joined the war.
In addition, Mohamud said the government is committed to defeating Al-Shabaab in the current war and will soon deliver basic services to the citizens who have been under the group’s rule for over 13 years.
Finally, the president praised the courage of the Somali people for standing firm by the Armed Forces in the liberation of the areas held by Al-Shabaab and restoring law and order in the entire country.
The government said it recaptured dozens of villages in central Somalia since last month and killed over 200 Al-Shabaab members since the offensive aided by the US military started last month.
On 1st October, the US military killed a founder of Al-Shabaab named Abdullahi Nadir in a drone strike near Jilib within the Middle Jubba region, the main stronghold of the group in southern Somalia.