Somali Military arrest senior Al-Shabaab leader
Somali National Army (SNA) said that they arrested a senior Al-Shabaab group leader in the ongoing operation in Middle Shabelle region. Spokesperson of the Federal Government of Somalia, Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu said the operation was in War Isse and Aqab Duco villages near Jowhar ''Somali National Army and Hirshabelle Police arrested a senior Alshabaab local leader after a joint operation in War Isse and Aqab Duco villages near Jowhar,'' Moalimuu said. Jowhar is the administrative capital of HirShabelle some 90 kilometres from the Somali capital, Mogadishu. The arrest of the leader came hours after 60 Al-Shabaab were killed while assembling the explosives at a village about 65 kilometres west of Qoryooley in southern Somalia. Somali military has in the past weeks intensified operations against the militant group Al-Shabaab in Middle Shabelle region killing at least 130 members of the group which is affiliated to Al-Qaeda.