The National Intelligence Security Agency [NISA] in coordination with the Somali National Army [SNA] eliminated over 40 Al-Shabaab militants, state media reported, in the latest operation targeting the militants, who have been engaging in retaliatory attacks across the country.
According to state media, the operation by the multi-agency security forces targeted the militants across Farabaako area, just south of Xawaadley in central Somalia. The operation was activated a day after Tuesday’s attack against civilians in the village, a move which was seen as a provocation.
State media noted that besides the death of over 40 Al-Shabaab militants, the Al-Qaida-linked group also has their anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon [ZU] destroyed during the sophisticated operation against the militants.
“Over 40 Alshabab terrorists were killed and anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon [ZU] destroyed in a joint operation carried by Somali National Army and NISA in the farmlands near Hawadley village in Middle Shabelle with support of Somalia’s international security partners,” state media noted.