More reports are coming out of a fierce battle that took place early this morning in Shabeellow area of Mudug region between government forces and Al-Shabaab.
The battle came after members of the Al-Shabaab group launched a strong attack and bombed the positions of the government forces and those of the local people in Shabeelow.
A statement issued by the Federal Government said that the Al-Shabaab attack was prevented by the armed forces and the local people known as Mawisleyda, and the group was heavily defeated.
The statement issued by the government said that 21 members of Al-Shabaab were killed in the attack in Shabeellow area.
“Somali intelligence forces, with the help of the heroes of the local justice, prevented the plan of the militants to take lives, and more than 21 militants were killed in the battle, and 4 vehicles were burned, one of which is a Bijii car,” he said. said in the statement issued by the government
In the southern areas of Mudug region, operations against the Al-Shabaab group in the region have been going on for the past few months.