Monday May 9, 2022
Somali National Army (SNA)’s elite forces on Sunday arrested
a senior al-Shabab commander after conducting an operation in southern Somalia,
Commander of SNA’s 16th Danab Unit Mohamed Abdukadir Ali
told reporters in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, that the forces carried
out the operation in several areas in the Lower Shabelle region.
“We arrested senior al-Shabab militants’ commander who was
in charge of landmines and explosives in a special operation this morning in
Lower Shabelle region,” Ali said, stressing that the troops have intensified
their counter-terrorism operation against the militants in the country.
The operation came a day after SNA forces conducted
operations in several towns in the south and central Somalia.