Somali National Army backed African Union in Somalia have destroyed Al-Shabab bases in Hiraan region as released in a statement by government officials in the region. Somali forces supported by AMISOM troops raided several villages including Bardhere, Yabalyale and Afar-irdod villages previously under al Shabaab’s control destroying bases and hideouts inhabited by the militants.
The statement further noted that weapons were seized during the operation in which over seven militants were killed. The troops also seized one vehicle, medicine supply, receipts, and notebooks.
Most of Al-Shabaab fighters fled the region following the intensive operations by the joint forces. SNA and AMISOM forces launched security operations aimed at opening the main road linking Beledweyne and Bula-Burde district that was blocked by Al-Shabaab.