Mogadishu Security Sweeps Net 24 Al-Shabaab Militants, Seize IEDs and Weapons

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SNA forces carried an overnight security sweep in Somali’s capital Mogadishu whereby 24 linked with Al-Shabaab were arrested.

Acting on a tip-off, Police and officers from the  National Intelligence and security agency (NISA) raided a make-shift camp for locally displaced persons (IDPs) located close to the parliament building in Mogadishu.

The security raid which involved house to house search also saw IEDs and other weaponry recovered.

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), weaponry including AK 47 rifles, rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) were seized during the night security operation.

In the past few days the Al Qaeda branch in Somalia has suffered significant blows. The Islamist group has lost hundreds of it fighters, several camps have been run down, weapons seized.

U.S. drone strike hit a training camp killing nearly 200 militants who were graduating alongside high value Al-Shabaab figure.

In Puntland siege, over hundred militants have also been killed while dozens others have been apprehended by the Puntland forces. The arrested included children solders of about 12 years old forced to join the Islamist group.

KDF has conducted aerial and ground campaigns in southern Somalia regions whereby scores have been killed.

With intensified offensives from government and AMISOM forces witnessesd every day, Somalia based Islamist group Al-Shabaab is facing complete decimation.  

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