Tuesday, 12/2/2019, Somali national army (SNA) forces conducted intensive operations in Lower Jubba Somalia and destroyed several Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab sites and defused improvised explosives devices (IEDs).
According to General Ali Mohamed (Bogmadow), commander in-charge of section 43 of the SNA forces, the troops conducted a well-coordinated operation targeting on Al-Shabaab bases used to organise attacks against the government and the African Union forces.
“We were able to eliminate secret sites which Al-Shabaab carried out its subversive operations against the government in the capital and other regions,” said Gen Ali
During the operation, the troops successfully defused a roadside bomb plant on a major military supply route in Jamaame district of Lower Jubba. The troops also recovered several other items nearby, including IED detonating remotes, cell phones, vehicle batteries, IED making powders among others.
The troops also carried out operations in some areas in Jamaame district and the people of Araare, Kobon and Muse Haji greatly welcomed them and provided them with food and medicine.
Somali elite forces and US forces have in the recent past conducted covert operations in Middle Jubba and Lower Shabelle, some of the two regions which Al-Shabaab still controls.