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Somalia says kills 8 militants in southern region

Wednesday January 13, 2021

Somali National Army soldiers, some pretending to hold a weapon, take part in a training exercise on March 28, 2013, at the AMISOM Jazeera Training Camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Somalia. (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

MOGADISHU, (Xinhua) -- Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday killed eight al-Shabab militants in a security operation in the southern region of Gedo, a military officer confirmed.

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Ali Mohamed Mohamoud, SNA's 43rd commander said the army launched an attack on bases run by al-Shabab fighters in Bardhere town, inflicting casualties on them.

"Our forces destroyed many bases used by the militants and killed eight al-Shabab fighters including the militants' operational commander in Bardhere town named Zakarie Sheikh," Mohamoud said.

The latest incident came amid sustained operations by the government forces against al-Shabab militants in the southern regions.


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