Al-Shabaab clashes with local militia in central Somalia


JALALAQSI [SMN] – The reports reaching the news desk of Shabelle Media from Hiran region indicate that Al-Shabaab fighters and Ma’awisley militia clashes near Jalalaqsi.


The heavy fighting took place in Halfoley after the Al-Shabaab base came under attack by the militia. Both sides suffered casualties, but details of the number remained unclear.

The Ma’awisley group claimed victory in the battle and announced that they had taken over the control of key areas from Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group.

The local security officials are yet to comment on the clashes between the militiamen and Al-Shabaab, however, the situation was reported to be calm on Sunday.


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