The Somali National Army (SNA) encountered fighters from the Al-Qaeda branch in Somalia, Harakat Shabaab Mujahideen in Qoryooley District in Lower shabelle Province of South Somalia.
Intelligence reports show fierce fighting was reported at around 11.00hrs EAT. The SNA backed by AMISOM- (UPDF Contigent) have intesified counter attacks against the terror group fighters.
Qoryooley in AMISOM Ops SECTOR-1 is very near Janaale, where Shabaab Mujahdeen fighters attacked an AMISOM base.
In Marc 2014, Somali National Army backed by African Union forces overran Al Shabaab outposts to capture the key town of Qoryooley in Lower Shabelle, Located 120 kilometers Southwest of Mogadishu
Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen terrorists presence in the area has increased in past 4 months when the terror group top leadership moved its headquaters from Dinsoor to Jiliib.
Harakat al-Shabaab al-Mujahideen terrorists lost Dinsoor to AMISOM troops in 2015.