In security operations that started Monday, the Somali National Army (SNA) liberated four regions in Lower Shabelle, in southern Somalia, the ministry of information said.
Wednesday April 3, 2019
MOGADISHU, April 2 (Xinhua) -- The Somali government vowed Tuesday to retake regions held by al-Shabab terrorist group across the country.
The government "reaffirms its commitment to retake stronghold villages held by the terrorists," the ministry said in a statement.
Al-Shabab was expelled from the capital Mogadishu in August 2011, but is still in control of large parts of southern and central Somalia, and continues to carry out high-profile attacks in Mogadishu and elsewhere, targeting public places and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and government bases.