Five Al-Shabaab militants killed in southern Somalia

MOGADISHU, 2 August 2020, Xinhua): The Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday killed 5 Al-Shabaab militants during an operation in the southern region of Lower Jubba.

Ismail Abdi Malik Maalin, commander of SNA’s 16th Unit, told reporters that the troops conducted an operation in Jamame town inflicting casualties on the militants.

“Our forces destroyed many bases used by the militants as hideouts in the area and we killed 5 of them in a fierce confrontation between the army and the militants,” said Maalin.

He said that a senior Al-Shabaab leader who represented the militants in finance was also killed during the gun battle.

The latest operation was conducted amid intensified attacks against Al-Shabaab militants in the southern region of Somalia.