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Al Shabaab leader killed in Galgadud

Thursday January 26, 2023

Dhuusamareeb (HOL) - The Somali government forces supported by anti-al-Shabab militia forces killed a senior al-Shabab leader in an operation near El-Dhere, a recently liberated district in the Galgadud region.

Military officials displayed the body of Abdifatah Hassan Gafow, who they said was responsible for killing many innocent people in the region.

According to Daud Gamey, the operation's commander, the forces recovered weapons and other military equipment from Al-Shabaab during the sweep. He went on to say that they pursued the militants into the forest to prevent them from regrouping.

Daud Gamey also stated that the joint forces won back several villages in the recently liberated district of El-Dhere.

Sources said the government forces are preparing to liberate Elbur, the last remaining important district under al-Shabab control in Galmudug.


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