Jubbaland forces, backed by Somali National Army (SNA) launched an attack against Al-Shabaab stronghold in Gedo region, southwest of Somalia on Monday.
Heavy fighting broke out between the allied forces and Al-Shabaab fighters at Qondhood, a small town located about 40 kilometers away from Buurdhuubo district in Gedo region.
Corresponding reports from locals and open sources indicate that a number of militants were felled while several others managed to flee with injuries. Also, four soldiers nursing injuries following the clash.
According to the local authorities, Jubbaland and Somali government troops began last week offensive aimed at recapturing the remaining pockets under the control of Al-Shabaab in Gedo region of southern Somalia.