MOGADISHU – The Somali National Army (SNA) special forces killed more than 10 al-Shabab militants including three commanders in the latest onslaught on the fighters of the terrorist group.
The SNA-owned radio station reported on Saturday evening that the successful operation by the Special Forces (Dahab) was aimed at flushing out terrorists and disrupting their plans to terrorize the residents in the Lower Shabelle region.
The military radio said the sting operation was carried out in Bulo Haji village in the Janale area of Lower Shabelle region in the southern part of the Horn of African nation.
"SNA special forces (Dahab) carried out an operation in Bulo Haji village in Janale area of Lower Shabelle region, killing more than 10 al-Shabab members including three of al-Shabab leaders," it said.
The latest operations come as government forces have intensified operations against al-Shabab in the central and southern regions, but the militants are still in control of the rural areas of those regions, conducting ambushes and planting landmines.