The Somali National Army (SNA) said Tuesday its forces along with Galmudug’s regional paramilitary forces (Darwish) recaptured Ba’adweyn town and other surrounding areas in the dawn joint operation.
The SNA said the early morning sting operation by the security forces alongside Darwish took control of Ba’adweyn town, Qaycad village, Sabeena Gawrac, and other areas which are al-Shabab strongholds after the militants fled.
“The al-Shabab terrorists escaped from the area and SNA and Darwish forces took full control,” the military officials said through SNA Radio.
Locals in the liberated lauded the success of the security operation which was conducted in the al-Shabab hideouts.
The SNA and Galmudug’s regional paramilitary forces recently launched an operation to flush out al-Shabab’s remnants hiding in small parts of Galmudug State.
The Al-Shabab militant group which is fighting the Western-backed government has been driven out of major strongholds in Somalia in recent years in a joint offensive by the allied forces but the group still stages attacks across the country.