The Somali army announced the deaths of 25 suspected members of Al Shabaab in a series of operations against the jihadist group in the center of the African country, which has increased in recent weeks.
The Somali Armed Forces announced through a message on their Twitter account that 25 suspects had died in an operation against their positions in the Hiraan area.
They also highlighted that during operations by the Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the military had confiscated “weapons and ammunition” used by militia officers to contain the group’s operations.
In this context, the army confirmed the deaths of another 15 suspected members of Al Shabaab – a group affiliated with the terrorist organization Al Qaeda – on May 28 in an operation in Medio Shabelle, while operations in Galkayo took place a day later.
Somalia is facing an increase in attacks by the Islamist militia Al Shabaab both in the capital and in other parts of the south of the country. With this in mind, the United States carried out dozens of bombings against the group.