Wanted al-Shabaab commander arrested after military raid Read in Galkacyo
A successful operation jointly carried by Puntland and Galmudug security forces saw the arrest of the highly sought-after Al-Shabaab commander of operations in Galkayo.
Reports say the well-coordinated operation saw the arrest of Abdirsak Hussein Tahlil also known as “Alol Geel” and four others.
The apprehended militant was well-known to security forces, who have been looking for him for a long time. Both Puntland and Galmudug authorities have not yet commented on his arrest.
It was last year when Puntland Intelligence Unit and Somali commando arrested a Sudanese national, who was a member of Al-Shabaab in a joint operation in Galkayo.
The town of Galkayo has seen targeted assassinations and explosions often claimed by the militant group Al-Shabaab.