Somalia national army has killed at least seven al-Shabab terrorists and destroyed their base during an operation in southern Somalia yesterday.
A Somali army commander said, the forces took control of Bar-Sanguni town, 45 kilometres south of the coastal city of Kismayo. He said despite initial resistance, his forces destroyed several of the terrorists’ bases and vehicles they have been using to transport fighters.
The operation came as Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed and Michael Keating, UN special representative for Somalia, hailed the completion of a power-sharing agreement signed in December between Galmudug state and the Ahlu Sunna Waljama’a.
Ahlu Sunna is a moderate group that was founded to promote Sufi Islam in Somalia, which decided years ago to take up arms against the radical al-Shabab group, which is believed to be linked al-Qaida.