SNA, AMISOM Troops Clash with Al-Shabaab Operatives in Qoryoley District, Kill Several Militants

Somali’s pro-government soldiers better known as Somali National Army (SNA) backed by AMISOM troops managed to repulse Al-Shabaab operatives/fighters who had laid an ambush at their military bases in Qoryoley district, about 120 kilometers north west of Mogadishu.

Confirming on the incident that happened early hours Tuesday, SNA official also referenced by open sources in Somalia said SNA and allied forces (AMISOM) killed several militants though did not disclose the number; inflicted heavy losses on Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia, the Al-Shabaab terrorist group.

Al-Shabaab militants lost most of their weaponry, including AK-47 rifles, RPGs and machine guns in the overnight clash in Qoryoley district in Lower Shabelle region, added the official.

On the other hand, as part of information warfare, Al-Shabaab claimed victory after the heavy clashes, saying its fighters killed a senior government official of Qoryoley district.

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