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Al-Shabaab attack thwarted by government forces in Hawadley, Middle Shabelle

Wednesday April 24, 2024


Mogadishu (HOL) - Government forces in the Middle Shabelle region's Hawadley area have thwarted a significant attack by Al-Shabaab militants, according to officials. This latest assault, characterized by mine explosions followed by intense combat, marks the third attempt by Al-Shabaab to recapture the strategically important location.

Ali Abdullahi Ali, a government forces official, reported from Hawadley that the army repelled the militants and is currently pursuing the attackers. While the full extent of the damage remains unclear, local sources indicate that there were casualties on both sides.

The attack involved Al-Shabaab, targeting both government and ATMIS positions. The details about the casualties and the operational response are still emerging as the situation develops.


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