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Somalia: 09 Al-Shabab fighters killed

Somali authorities announced this Thursday the death of nine (09) fighters from the terrorist group Al-Shabab in the Bay region, in the south of the country.

In Somalia, the army is increasing offensives against the terrorist group Al-Shabab. The latest operation was a successful raid against an al-Shabaab base in the village of Taflow. According to the Somali Defense Minister, the operation “dismantled” the base, “neutralized 9 terrorists and seized a cache of weapons and boxes of ammunition“.

For many years, the Somali government has been working, with the support of local tribes and its international partners, notably the United States, to counter the terrorist activities of Al-Shabab on its territory. The terrorist group, founded in 2004, has claimed responsibility for several bombings across the country.

Despite efforts to eradicate the threat of Al-Shabab, the terrorist group continues to pose a persistent threat to Somalia. Although it was driven out of major cities between 2011 and 2012, it still remains active in rural areas of the country and threatens the stability and security of the region.