MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – Somali elite force backed US troops have killed at least al-Shabaab fighter after covert operation in Lower Shabelle region.
According to state owned media, the forces the forces engaged in the fighters in Darusalam village.
The forces destroyed bases manned by al-Shabaab following fighting between sides.
“Somali security forces conducted an overnight operation in Daru Salam village in Lower Shabelle and killed eight members of the Al-Shabaab group,” the Somali National News Agency reported on Tuesday.
Somali army has not yet commented on the latest attack against al-Shabaab.
Meanwhile, al-Shabaab claimed it had killed one U.S. serviceman and wounded two others.
Al-shabaab has been fighting the Somali army and the continental forces in the country for over a decade.
The group which once controlled a large swath of southern Somalia had lost the controlled of Mogadishu after its fighters were defeated by Somali army backed by the African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM).