MOGADISHU [SMN] – Somali government forces have carried out an operation in several areas in southern Somalia, targeting key Al-Shabaab bases, officials said.
The operation was conducted in villages near Wanlaweyn town in the Lower Shabelle region, which lies on Mogadishu-Baidoa road, where Al-Shabaab stages ambush attacks.
An unspecified number of Al-Shabaab members were detained by the military forces during their sweep-up operation that comes amidst an intensified crackdown on the militants.
Al-Shabaab is yet to comment on the SNA claims.
The region has witnessed deadly battles between Al-Shabaab and the Somali army along with AU soldiers from ATMIS.