Somali troops battle Al-Shabaab in Middle Shabelle


ADALE (SMN) – There is still tension in the area of ​​the Ali Gadud Mosque in Middle Shabelle following heavy clashes between Somali troops and Al-Shabaab militants.


Turkish drones were reported to have bombed the area in support of the Somali troops battling the militants on the ground for the second day in a row.

The latest reports indicate that the troops pulled out of the village and set up defensive positions outside after Al-Shabaab launched a counter-attack on Sunday.

The army has been carrying out an operation in the region for the past few days with an aim to flush Al-Shabaab out of the remaining areas under its control.


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