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SNA forces destroy Shabaab base, tax checkpoints in Lower Shabelle


Tuesday October 20, 2020

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali military have destroyed an Al-Shabaab base and tax collection points in Lower Shabelle region, miitary fficials said.

A statement from the army radio quoting senior military officials noted that the soldiers seized and destroyed the camp in Wanlaweyn district Tuesday morning following an operation there.

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The operation in Lego locality which is 50 kilometres from Wanlaweyn town also destroyed checkpoints manned by the militants to extort monies from transporters and pedestrians.

A report from the UN Panel of Experts this week noted the militants collect millions of dollars annually in checkpoints where they control to finance their terror activities.

There was no immediate information on casualties.



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