Somali National Army (SNA) backed by allied AMISOM forces have launched a joint military operation n Lower Shabelle, one of the last remaining al Shabaab strongholds in the country. This comes a day after a landmine struck a passenger bus near Barawe town and killed at least two civilians on board.
The operation is aimed at flushing al Shabaab out of the remaining strongholds in the country seeing as it has been defeated in most parts of the country. Hussein Barre Jeeh, the commissioner of the port city of Barawe, has said that the allied troops are advancing towards the Al-Shabaab controlled villages in the region and will drive out the militants to reopen the blockaded roads.
The militants have been dealt major blows by the different forces involved in the anti-al Shabaab campaign in Somalia.