(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, Feb 11 (KUNA) -- At least 117 militants of Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab group were killed in an operation carried out by the Somali National Army, according to local media.
The eight-hour-long operation was co-carried out by the army and Galmudug regional forces, with the support of Somalia's international security partners in Donlaye, near Amara town, the country's official news agency reported.
Donlaye, which is one the strongholds of Al-Shabaab militants, was also retaken during the army operation following intensive airstrikes, commander of the Infantry of the Somali National Army General Mohammad Tahlil was quoted by the agency as saying.
He added that army forces were chasing the remnants who have fled into the forest during military confrontations. (end)
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