Somali military claims killing 15 al-Shabaab militants in Southern Somalia
Somali national army said it conducted military operations in parts of the Lower Juba region, killing at least 15 Al-Shabaab fighters.
During the operation, the military destroyed Al-Shabaab bases according to SNA radio quoting military officials.
The operation was aimed at targeting areas where Al-Shabaab fighters were hiding according to the military.
As the country is preparing to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in the coming months, the military has intensified operations against the group.
The Somali army’s recent operation against al-Shabaab in the Lower Juba has killed dozens of militants and liberated villages.
Al-Shabaab has notably targeted Somali troops in Lower Juba and most of the raids against the targets are notably ambushes and setting up of roadside IEDs.