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Puntland forces kill 20 Daesh fighters in operation
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Puntland forces kill 20 Daesh fighters in operation

Puntland Security Forces on Friday killed 20 Daesh militants including senior Daesh foreign leader in the Bari region. In a statement, Puntland Security Forces said they destroyed bases in an operation conducted in Almadow mountains in the Bari region and killed Pakistan national Khalid Jama who was among senior Daesh officials. The forces also seized weapons and food supplies for the fighters in the elite operation. According to residents, Puntland special forces attacked the base belonging to Daesh members which led to heavy fighting which lasted for hours. Under the leadership of Abdulkadir Muumin, the Daesh group is estimated to have up to 300 active fighters. Since its formation, Daesh probably managed to take control of a small, sparsely populated territory in northern Somalia's mountainous hinterland.