SNA retakes key area from Alshabab in Lower Juba
The Somali national army has on Saturday morning liberated Jana Abdalle 60 km west of Kismayo, Lower Juba region Southern Somalia from Al-Shabab during an operation. According to a military official commanders in the region they have killed several fighters and captured several others alive. The official also said the terror group used to controlled human and motorized traffic at the area, turning it into a toll station and a prime source of funds for terrorism activities. The military official did not specify the exact number of the fighters wounded during the attack. He also said Al-Shabaab militants destroyed a water-well and buried landmines into the area zone, but the forces removed out the unexploded bombs this morning successfully according to the officials there. Alshabab militants who are linked to Al-Qaeda are fighting in Somalia to overthrow the internationally recognized central government to establish harsh Sharia law understood in their own interpretation. Alshabab has been fighting in Somalia since 2008 and has been chased away from Mogadishu but the militants hold large swathes of territory and frequently conducts car bombs and gun attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere in the long-chaotic Horn of Africa nation. and frequently.