12 Al Shabaab Militants Killed in Gedo Region, Southern Somalia

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At least 12 Al Shabaab fighters were on Tuesday 25th August 2015 killed by Somali government forces when they clashed in a village near Garbaherey town in Gedo region, southern Somalia.

According to Abdullahi Osman, a Somali government forces commander in Gedo region while addressing journalist reported on how the government forces launched a heavy operation on the village of Tula Barwako.

The government forces killed 12 Al Shabaab militants in a fierce combats and also seized weapons from them. A government soldier was injured during the raid but the forces managed to fight the militants and took control of the village.

Summary

A military offensive against Al Shabaab in the Bay and Gedo regions of Somalia, codenamed ‘Operation Jubba Corridor’ was launched in July with the aim of flushing out the terrorist group from the rural areas.

The operation being undertaken jointly by African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army (SNA) troops follows recent successful operations that have seen the militants pushed out of most regions of the country.

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