Somali army kills 12 al-Shabaab militants Lower Shabelle region

Somali army kills 12 al-Shabaab militants Lower Shabelle region

Mogadishu (UNA-OIC) – The Somali National Army has announced the killing of 12 members of al-Qaeda-linked group al-Shabaab near Barire area, in the Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia.

The 143rd unit of the Somali National Army stated that the troops killed the militants in a planned operation after they received information that al-Shabaab operatives were extorting money from residents living in villages near Barire.

Commander of the 143rd Unit Capt. Ahmed Hassan Siyad confirmed that the planned military operation had resulted in the killing of about 12 al-Shabaab militants.

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