Somali army base in Galmudug state comes under Al-Shabaab attack

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GALCAD (SMN) – Al-Shabaab has carried out a morning attack on Somalia’s military base in GALCAD, newly reclaimed Town in Galgaduud region.

 

Residents said they woke up to a series of explosions followed by sustained gunfire at the DANAB camp in the town before daybreak.

Several soldiers and the Deputy Chief of DANAB  major Hassan Mohamed Osman (Hassan Tuure) who led the elite SNA brigade were killed in the attack which becomes the second deadliest base raid in a week.

Early this week, Al-Shabaab raided a military outpost in Hawadley, Middle Shabelle region, where the militants detonated explosives-filled vehicles.

Colonel Abshir Shataqey, the leading commander of SNA’s 3rd battalion was among those who died in the dawn attack in Hawadley.

AlShabab increased attacks on army bases in the towns it lost to the government and allied clan militias who are playing a vital roles in the liberation efforts.

Somalia has been fighting to win the longest war against Al-Shabaab since 2007, with the support of AU and US troops.

President Hassan Sheikh has recently announced that the first phase of the operation nears compleation point and he said the 2nd phase will soon start in Southwest State of Somalia.

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