Sunday February 21, 2021
By Mohammed Dhaysane
Group’s intelligence chief in lower Shabelle region among those killed
Al-Shabaab fighters conduct military exercises in northern Mogadishu, Somalia. AP
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Somali National Army (SNA) claimed that it killed more than 50 al-Shabaab members, including two senior commanders, in an operation in the lower Shabelle region.
The military operation against the Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated terror group took place in Mushaani, Daniga, and Majabta, according to Somali military radio.
Military officials in the region who spoke to Anadolu Agency confirmed the operation.
Army Chief of Staff Odawa Yusuf Rageh told military radio Friday that the terrorist killed included Moalim Bukhari, the group's intelligence chief in lower Shabelle and Sheikh Hasan Ganeey, the commander in the region.
He said al-Shabaab training camps in villages were also destroyed.
At least 20 al-Shabaab terrorists were killed Thursday in a military operation in the region.