Somali president addresses the nation on the fight against Al-Shabaab


MOGADISHU [SMN] – The President of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has addressed the nation today about the general situation in the country, especially the anti-Al-Shabaab operations.


President Hassan Sheikh in his speech focused on the achievements of the latest operations in the country and the capture of Adan Yabal district in the Middle Shabelle region.

He said the country’s army and the local forces dealt a major blow to Al-Shabaab after capturing the last stronghold in the region.

The President underlined that today the district of Adan Yabal is free from Al-Shabaab.

“This morning the troops are in Adan Yabal district. Al-Shabaab did not even fight against the gallant soldiers,” he said.

The president accused Al-Shabaab of destroying the water wells in the district and kidnapping the people living there, where they ruled since 2016.


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