40 al-Shabab militants killed by troops in southern Somalia


  • World
  • Monday, 10 Jul 2023

MOGADISHU, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Forty al-Shabab militants were on Sunday killed by Somali National Army (SNA)'s elite forces, Danab, during a joint operation with regional and international forces in lower Juba region of southern Somalia, officials confirmed

Somalia's Defense Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur said the latest onslaught by joint forces' managed to neutralize the al-Shabab militants who were reorganizing in readiness for an attack against soft targets.

Nur did not comment on whether there were casualties on the side of the army that has intensified the airstrikes and ground operations against the al-Qaeda-linked militants in their stronghold of central and southern Somalia.

The latest military onslaught against al-Shabab was conducted a day after the defense minister bid farewell to thousands of troops who completed training and were ready to join the operation against armed groups.

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In World

Switzerland opens dozens of Russian sanctions cases
Germany to halve military aid for Ukraine despite possible Trump White House
India tech hub state Karnataka approves bill to reserve jobs for locals
Google-backed AI startup Cropin wants to predict future of food
US robbery suspect posted photos of himself that helped the cops find him
North Korea installing more landmines despite accidents, South Korea says
French Greens leader urges left to stop 'shameful' infighting
Thai court to make decision on Move Forward dissolution on August 7
Amazon advertising portal crashes, disrupting Prime Day sale
Ukrainians with windows shattered by war get cheaper, safer refits

Others Also Read