The Somali National Army [SNA] recaptured a strategic town located about 60 KM West of Kismayo on Saturday, in yet another tremendous success against the Somalia-based militants, who have been wreaking havoc in the Horn of Africa nation for over a decade
Senior military officials told state media that the troops liberated Jana Abdalle town in Jubaland almost two years after it was taken by the militants. The troops are carrying out operations across the country in a bid to flash out the al-Shabaab militants.
The officials said several al-Shabaab fighters were killed during the deadly encounter as others got arrested alive. Those who were captured will be taken into military court for trial after which sentencing will take place, officials added.
According to the officials, the terror group used to controlled human and motorized traffic at the area, turning it into a toll station and a prime source of funds for terrorism activities. Some of these funds are used in paying fighters besides helping in recruitment.