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Somalia: Government forces seize territory from Al Shabaab

Mogadishu (SD) – Somali National Army (SNA) has reportedly carried out operations in areas between the towns of Balad and Afgoye in Middle and Lower Shabelle regions, killing Al Shabaab lots operatives.

The Somali military in an operation in the town of Ballow killed al-Shabaab members, according to the army chief.

Somali government forces have captured Jambaluul from Al-Shabaab in the past few hours, killing all the Al Shabaab operatives in that city.

Commander of the Somali Armed Forces General Odawa Yusuf Rage spoke about the operation with the media, saying that they have taken control of several areas from Al Shabaab in the Shabelle region in recent hours.

The commander also said that the forces used airstrikes as part of the operations, confirming that the forces killed 25 Al Shabaab officers and fighters and injuring at least 15 others.

The Somali Forces also arrested number of Al Shabab fighters and other suspected sympathisers, according to commander Odawa.

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