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Somali army retake two villages in Middle Shabelle region


Saturday August 12, 2023

Jowhar (HOL) - Somali National Army (SNA), backed by local militia forces, recaptured the villages of Runirgood and Hilowle Gab in the Middle Shabelle region following a military operation on Saturday.

According to residents, the joint forces positioned on the outskirts of the villages for the past few days have successfully ousted the al-Shabab militants. Intense operations are underway to flush out some remnants of militants from the areas, as reported by one resident.

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Officials from the federal government and the Hirshabelle Regional State are expected to hold a press conference to explain the opposition-led retaking of the two villages, which marks a significant blow to the al-Shabab militants.

Earlier this month, Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre announced the commencement of the second phase of the anti-al Shabab operation in the Galmudug and Hirshabelle States. The subsequent operation is slated for Jubbaland and the South West regions.



 





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