The Galmudug administration has launched security operations in the southern town of Mudug against the al Shabaab terror organization. The security sweeps were conducted in a joint effort between military and police forces in the region.
The troops have been patrolling roads in the outskirts of Galkayo, Mudug region and clearing mines set up the al Shabaab militants. During the operation, several al Shabaab were killed and others arrested in an operation that is set to rid the region off the elements.
Gedo region has been characterized by numerous attacks and presence of the al Shabaab militants seeking to topple the Western-backed government replacing it with Sharia-governed caliphate.