Somalia needs to move forward together, says president
The militant group, which is fighting the internationally-backed government, has been driven out of major strongholds in Somalia in recent years in a joint offensive, but the group still stages attacks across the country.
Al-Shabab militants who have opposed the ongoing electoral process have staged a series of attacks, targeting delegates in a bid to disrupt the electoral process.
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.
After attempting to attack a military facility in Mogadishu, 29 al-Shabaab militants were killed, according to a high-ranking SNA commander.
The political crisis in the country is attributed to the failure in the anti-al-Shabaab push as government leaders have turned their back on security and focused on re-election campaigns since 2021.
The Al-Qaeda-linked group has intensified hit-and-run attacks in Somalia in an attempt to disrupt an ongoing parliamentary election in the country.
Hashi stated that SNA won a significant victory in the battle and had the upper hand in the offensive aimed at dislodging Al-Shabaab from the small strategic areas between Mogadishu and Jowhar district.
Al-Shabaab lost control of large swathes of territory in south and central regions in Somalia to the SNA and AMISOM.
Local residents told Keydmedia English that heavily Al-Shabaab fighters in battle-wagons were amassing on the outskirts of Wasil town, causing mass displacement.