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50 Al-Shabaab Militants Killed in Two Separate Operations

Somalia army kills 50 al-Shabaab militants in two operations

Monday, July 19, 2021

Amisom troops in Lower Shabelle

This handout picture released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support Team on August 30, 2014 shows Ugandan soldiers, part of the African Union Mission in Somalia, marching through the town of Golweyn in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region on August 30, 2014, after having liberated from Al-Shabaab fighters. Photo credit: Amisom Handout.

The Somali National Army (SNA) Monday announced the killing of a total of 50 al-Shabaab militants in separate operations.

Earlier in the day, SNA's elite Danab forces killed 15 al-Shabaab militants and injured several others in the country's southern Lower Juba region.

"Our forces killed 15 al-Shabaab militants, injured others and destroyed several hideouts in Lower Juba region," SNA spokesman Ali Hashi Abdi told journalists in Mogadishu.

Such operations will be sustained against al-Shabaab terrorists in Lower Juba and other regions, he said.

And on Monday evening, SNA backed by Galmudug's regional paramilitary forces, killed 35 al-Shabab militants in an area near Baadweyn town in Mudug region, central Somalia.

Mohamed Tahlil Bihi, SNA infantry commander, told SNA Radio Mogadishu that the forces recovered weapons, noting that those killed included senior militants in Monday's ongoing operation.

"SNA and Galmudug State forces killed 35 terrorists and injured others, among them senior officials in Qaycad location near Baadweyn town," Bihi said.

He said that the joint forces liberated several areas in Mudug and Galgudud regions which were under al-Shabaab militants.

Al-Shabaab, an extremist organisation linked to al-Qaeda, has not commented on the latest security operation by government forces, which have intensified actions against al-Shabaab militants in central and southern Somalia.

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