QORYOOLEY( HALBEEG News)- Two al-shabab figures were killed in a fighting with government forces outside Qoryooley district in Lower Shabelle region on Saturday, state media reports
Somali military officials leading the operation said two Al-shabab commanders identified as Moalim Hussein and Farhan Dahir Hirane were killed in a fight with government forces during planned operation in villages under Qoryolet town.
Moalim Hussein was head of Amniyat operatives in Lower Shabelle and Benadir region while Farah Hirane was reportedly a veteran war from Syria.
Al-shabab fighters is yet to give comment on this recently development in the area.
Somali government forces backed by African Union peace-keeping troops launched intensive security operations against Al-shabab militants in areas under Qoryooley district in Lower Shabelle region.
Col. Hussein Hoosh among security officials leading the operations told the local media that the new operation in the region is aimed to push annihilate Al-shabab presence in the strategic areas of the region especially the route linking Qoryooley and Buur-hakaba districts in Lower Shabelle and Bay regions.
“The operations are intended to smoke out Al-shabab from the region, we urge them[ Al-shabab militants] to lay down arms and shun from the bad actions” Col. Hoosh added “ The operations will continue until all the areas under Al-shabab militants are liberated”
According to Col. Hoosh the joint forces will target key Al-shabab hide-outs and coordination centers of Al-shabab in the region.