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Somali army kills at least 16 al-Shabaab terrorists

Another operation against al-Qaeda-affiliated group commences in Bakol region

Mohammed Dhaysane   | 14.06.2021
Somali army kills at least 16 al-Shabaab terrorists

MOGADISHU, Somalia

Somali army on Monday said it has killed 16 al-Shabaab terrorists in the country's south.

"Somali national army killed at least 16 al-Shabaab members in a security operation conducted by the special commandos Danab," according to a brief statement on Twitter.

The operation against the terror group took place in the villages of Berhani and Libikuus in the Lower Juba region

Also on Monday, an operation against the al-Qaeda-affiliated group started in the southwestern province of Bakol.

The Bakol region's capital Hudur has been under al-Shabaab blockade for nearly a decade, but Somali government is now trying to flush out the group.

On Sunday, the army said it had killed at least 50 al-Shabaab members in nationwide operations.

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