Authorities in Gedo region have confirmed that Al-Shabaab terrorists fleeing including senior members of the Al-Qaeda-linked group have arrived in parts of the region.
According to Gedo Deputy Commissioner for Security, Mr. Osman Nuur Haji, many Al-Shabaab fighters who fled from the Jubba regions have sneaked into Gedo region.
The arrival of fleeing Al-Shabaab terrorists were reported in villages close to Garbaharey including Ceel Adde, Kabis, Caracas and Golweyn
Al-Shabaab emir (leader) Ahmed Diriye is reportedly thought to be leading the fleeing Al-Shabaab members, who have pitched tents in parts of the Gedo region.
Mr. Haji has called on the Federal government and its partners (AMISOM, US troops) about the increasing in number of Al-Shabaab arrivals in the region.
In recent past weeks, there have been reports of Al-Shabaab fighters fleeing from increased U.S. and Kenyan airstrikes.