Somali Special Forces supported by U.S. troops carried a joint raid on Wanlaweyn town. The operation was conducted last night in the town located about 90 kilometers to the northwest of Somali capital Mogadishu.
The joint allied forces targeted a house inhibited by a well-known elder, as Mo’alim Nour Osman Bilal.
Mo’alim Bilal who was reportedly killed in the operation is believed to had links with Al Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab group in Somalia.
Corresponding reports from locals indicate that Bilal was a radical Islamic preacher linked with Al-Shabaab recruitment in Wanlaweyn, a small town in the coastal southeastern, Lower Shebelle region of Somalia.