81 Al-Shabaab Militants Killed in Security Operations in Somalia

Published November 12th, 2017 - 08:02 GMT
Somalian forces and international partners conducted the two different operations (AFP/File)
Somalian forces and international partners conducted the two different operations (AFP/File)

At least 81 al-Shabaab militants were killed in Jilib province in two new security operations, said Information Minister Abdurahman Osman on Sunday.

He told state-run SONNA news agency that, Somalian forces and international partners conducted the two different operations.

"Some 81 militants were killed, a number of vehicles and heavy weapons destroyed," Osman said.

Also, Africa Command (AFRICOM) said the midnight air strike on Friday near Mogadishu's Shabel region killed a wide range of al-Shabaab militants.

Al-Shabaab has publicly boasted of its alliance with al-Qaeda and has been warring against Somalia's internationally recognized government for control of the country since it was ousted from the capital by African Union-led forces in 2011.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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