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Government forces kill over 40 Al-Shabaab militants in Lower Shabeelle

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | LOWER SHABEELE: Over 40 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed in an operation led by the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) and its international partners in Lower Shabeelle region.

The operation targeted the militants’ hideouts and bases at Faay Yuusuf village, near Yimbis. Preliminary reports also indicates that several military hardware and ammunition that belonging to the group has been recovered in the operation which is still ongoing.

The operation reaffirms the Federal Government of Somalia’s commitment to eliminate the security threat that has been posed by the Al-Shabaab in the country for decades, which has seen many Somali’s killed, maimed or displaced.

The Federal Government has also stepped up vigilance in liberated areas so as to ensure the gains achieved are maintained and the militants do not get a chance to return and launch fresh attacks on government officials, civilians and security personnel.