KISMAYO (Halbeeg) – Jubbaland soldiers backed by Somali elite forces killed 10 suspected Al-Shabaab fighters in an operation in Southern Somalia, a military official confirmed.
Al-Shabab engages deadly clashes with Somali military backed by AU troops in South and central Somalia.
Speaking to the media, Jubbaland forces commander, Adan Mohamud Ibrahim said the state’s forces launched successful covert operations against Al-Shabaab fighters in Lower Jubba region.
Mr. Ibrahim has pointed out that they will continue the operations against Al-Shabaab fighters in areas under Jubballand state
The operation comes a time Somali and AMISOM forces accelerated the offensives against Al-Shabaab fighters in Southern Somalia.
Since the month of August when Jubbaland leader, Ahmed Madobe and officials jointly agreed to intensify the fight against the group, several fighters defected from the group.
Al-Shabaab lost control of major towns including Somali capital after its fighters were defeated in several battlefields in South and central Somalia.