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Heavy fighting ongoing in Middle Shabelle as army engages Al-Shabaab militants

Storyline:National News, Security

GOOBJOOG NEWS|MIDDLE SHABELLE: Heavy fighting has been reported this morning in the Juhay area of Middle Shabelle’s Adan Yabal district, after the Somali army launched air and ground attacks on an Al-Shabaab base in the region.

The joint operations by the government and local forces, supported by international partners, are said to target the Juhay area, which is the main hideout for the Khawarij militants, who have for a long time reigned terror on the local populace.

Army officials who spoke to the local media confirmed the ongoing assault, adding that they had inflicted casualties on the enemy’s side, although no elaboration was made on the exact number of casualties.

The recent attack on the Khawarij militant group comes hot on the heels of another attack launched by government troops in collaboration with local militia, resulting in the liberation of four more villages in the Middle Shabelle and Hiran regions.