Somali special forces carry out anti-al-Shabaab Ops

DANAB commandos often carry out various operations in the volatile region, which has been a hotbed of terror for years as Al-Shabaab has a large presence and training camps.

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Somali special forces carry out anti-al-Shabaab Ops

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The U.S. military-trained Somali special forces dubbed DANAB have launched a planned operation in Yaq Beriweyne area of ​​the Lower Shabelle region.

The officials said the operation was to ensure security in the area, and the troops conducted house-to-house searches in response to insecurity acts perpetrated by Al-Shabaab.

In Addition, DANAB Commandos say they are committed to fighting Al-Shabaab, a terror group that poses a threat to national security and wreaked havoc in the Horn of Africa for the past decade.

For 9 years, DANAB commandos often carry out various operations in the volatile region, which has been a hotbed of terror for years as Al-Shabaab has a large presence and training camps.

DANAB which means (Lightning) is headquartered in Baledogle, a Soviet-built airbase about 100km north of Mogadishu. It was reconstituted as a US military base in 2012.

The Elite troops comprised of more than 850 soldiers play a key role in the counter-terrorism operations in Somalia, working along with the American forces from the U.S. Afric command.

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