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16 Al-Shabab militants killed in southern Somalia

Friday 15/March/2019 - 03:18 PM
The Reference

Sixteen al-Shabab militants were killed on Thursday in a military operation conducted in the country’s southern region, Radio Shabelle reported.

An offensive was carried out by the Somali army, Jubaland forces along with foreign partners in an area between Bar Sanguni and Jamame in Somalia’s southern Lower Juba region.

“Heavily armed forces attacked al-Shabab militants in the town, both engaged in fierce fighting,” a resident said.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday afternoon, Kenya Defense Forces operating under African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) killed three al-Shabab militants and captured one in a gunfight in the Somali border town of Bura Hache.

Somali security forces backed by AMISOM ousted al-Shabab from the capital Mogadishu in August 2011, but the terror group is still in control of several areas in southern Somalia and capable of conducting attacks.