Somali army killed over 100 Al-Shabaab militants in fighting – spokesman

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BELEDWEYNE (SMN) –  Somali National Army backed by local community fighters engaged in a deadly battle with Al-Shabaab in Hiran region, an official said.

 

Colonial Abdullahi Ali Anod, Somali military spokesperson said the fighting took place in El-Harari area in Hiran region, where the SNA took over from the militants on Thursday.

The nearly two-day combat left more than 100 combatants belonging to Al-Shabaab dead, according to the spokesman.

Anod who spoke to the state media said the troops also fended off a car bomb attack on their base in Masjidka Ali Gadud, newly recovered area in Middle Shabelle region.

There’s was no independent source verifying the military claims and Al-Shabaab is yet to comment on the clashes.

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