More than 200 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed during a three-week anti-terrorism operation conducted by Somali National Army (SNA) and Galmudug’s regional forces in the southern Mudug region, officials confirmed.
In a presser this Monday, the commander of the Somali National Army’s ground forces, Brigadier General, Mohamed Tahaliil said the operation has ended with a victory for SNA, and the people of Somalia at large.
He said at least 200 militants were gunned down,16 bases belonging to the militants were destroyed, while 4 towns and 8 villages were liberated after the militants were kicked away.
The Army has also confirmed that Al-Shabaab now has remained with one town, Harardheere, which is still under their control
"More than 200 Al-Shabab militants were killed, 16 bases destroyed, 4 towns and 8 villages liberated during a three-week anti-terrorism operation conducted by #Somali National Army and Galmudug’s regional forces in the southern Mudug region, SNA officials confirmed," the state media reported vial social media.
Gunning down of more than 200 militants is indeed a big win for the people of Somalia and other East African countries including Kenya.
Al-Shabaab militants have been wreaking havoc in the region, launching attack after attack, targeting both security forces and civilians.
In some of their latest attacks, the militants killed at least four people after they bombed a football team bus in the port city of Kisimayu in Jubbalnad.
In Kenya, three people were killed in Mandera County over the weekend after militants attacked their cars. Among the three that were killed were a father and his son.
The killing of 200 militants, it a big source of morale for all forces in Somalia, including the Kenya Defence Forces, who are also fighting the same enemy under AMISOM.
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