Sunday, 22 September 2019 08:14 GMT

8 al-shabab militants killed in Somalia's Gedo

(MENAFN) On Tuesday, eight al-Shabab fighters were murdered during a huge battle with Somali government forces in Garbaharey town in the southern region of Gedo, a military official affirmed on Wednesday.

Osman Abdi Qorah from Somali National Army (SNA)'s unit 10 informed journalists that militants of al-Shabab extremists conducted an attack on a base used by Somali army in Garbaharey, but the battles repulsed them thwarting their try to overrun the base.

The military official emphasized, "There was a fierce fight that lasted for hours, but our forces defeated the militants killing 8 of them, including their commander in the area named Mohamed Dhere".

Qorah affirmed that a government soldier was wounded during the battle. Locals reported a fierce fight erupted in the town.


8 al-shabab militants killed in Somalia's Gedo

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