Al-Shabaab claims victory over battle against Somali troops


Al-Shabaab fighters have claimed victory in recent hours in clashes with government and Galmudug forces in the southern Mudug region.

A statement from the Al-Shabaab said fighting was reported to have killed at least 30 soldiers and officers, including, also injured dozens of other military forces.

Al-Shabaab also claimed to have captured the commander of the Galmudug state navy, identified as Hirsi Ali Shire.

Al-Shabaab said in a statement that it had seized weapons and ammunition in the fighting.

Galmudug, for its part, has claimed victory in the battle, claiming to have inflicted heavy casualties on al-Shabaab fighters.

In recent times, there have been heavy battles in areas in the southern Mudug region of central Somalia.


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