AMISOM Shells Al-Shabaab Combatants near Qoryoley, Southern Somalia

QORYOLEY Somalia, 20/2/2017- Latest military intelligence reports from Somalia indicate that, AMISOM continues to humiliate the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab with their recent mortar shelling in a town near Qoryoley district, about 120 kilometers south-west of the capital Mogadishu.

AMISOM troops conducted surprise mortar shelling on an Al-Shabaaab-held area in Farhane settlement, which is located around 8 km of Qoryoley town killing a several combatants in a makeshift camp, while undisclosed number fled with wounds.

AMISOM is yet to release a statement concerning the offensive and state number of the combatants killed in the shelling.

The operation is a part of AMISOM strategy to back the Somali national army to flush out the militants from large areas in central and southern regions.

Al Shabaab vows to fight new administration

Al-Shabaab on the other hand have denounced the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi and threatened to carry out more attacks against his administration.

The audio message by Sheikh Hassan Yaqub, a top Al Shabaab leader announced that the group is opposed the recent ballot, which saw the election of Farmajo as President of the East African country, the group vowed to topple the government.

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