The Somali Army has announced the killing of more than 50 suspected Al Shabaab members in the town of Harardhere, located in Galmudug state, amid an upsurge in military offensives against the terrorist group, which maintains ties to Al Qaeda.
Mohamed Tahlil Bihi, commander of the Somali Army, indicated that the offensive was supported by international partners and stressed that the objective was to «weaken the terrorists fleeing the region». Mogadishu claimed on Tuesday to have killed another 40 suspects in this area.
Somalia has in recent months stepped up offensives against Al Shabaab with support from local clans and militias as part of a series of decisions taken by President Hassan Shaykh Mohamud, who pledged on taking office to put the fight against terrorism at the center of his efforts to stabilize the African country.
Source: (EUROPA PRESS)