Somali National Army SNA forces kill 40 Al-Shabab insurgents and destroy bases in Middle Shabelle region
Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers have killed 40 Al-Shabaab militants in a sting operation carried in middle Shabelle region. The Somali Army conducted the intense operation on Saturday in Ali Fool-Dhere village. During the military operation, the Federal government forces were also able to destroy several bases belonging to the Al-Qaeda-affiliate group However, it is not clear whether the government forces got any casualties in the operation. Meanwhile, Somalia's National Army special commandos of Gor-Gor have on the same day destroyed Al-Shabab bases in areas under Awdheegle district in Lower Shabelle region. The elite personnel also conducted operations in areas of Sham-gare, Nucaaney and Tawakal. The operation was led by the commander of the 17th battalion of Gor-Gor Commandos, Colonel Dayah Abdi Abdulle. Al-Shabaab has heavy presence in the region.