Somali National Army special forces of DANAB and their Jubbaland counterpart conduct massive operations in Kismayo town killing militants and seize weapons
Somalia’s National Army special commandos DANAB backed by Jubaland regional Security Forces have on Thursday carried out a planned security operation near Kismayo port city. The elite personnel conducted the operation in Berhani, Qudus, Dharkeyn-urur, and Barjella areas west of Kismayo, engaging in a gun clashes with Al-Shabaab that left two members of the militants dead on spot. SNA officials confirmed to the media that, four Al- Shabaab militants were seized in the operation and have been detained in Kismayo city, the interim capital of Jubbaland State. During the raid, the Security Forces intercepted the weapons that were being used by the insurgents and also destroyed two vehicles belonging to the militants. Somali Special forces of DANAB have recently stepped up operations against the Al-Qaeda linked group in Jubbaland State especially in Kismayo town and its environs where the militants have occasionally been carrying out attacks and planting landmines on the roads. Jubbaland State is among the regional State in Somalia that is grappling with insurgency with Al-Shabab having control of swathes of land in the region. Al- Shabaab has been waging war against the Somali. federal government since the collapse of the military regime of former late President Siyad Barre in 1991 that has culminated to decades of civil war in the Horn of Africa Nation.