Al-Shabaab members detained in army operation


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.


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