Thursday January 19, 2023
Beledweyne (HOL) - Anti-Shabaab forces have clashed with the militant insurgency group near the village of Beerhana in the Hiiraan region.
The battle came after Al Shabaab fighters crossed the Shabelle River and attacked a Ma'waisley post.
According to local reports, both sides exchanged heavy gunfire.
Although the official death toll in Beerhana remains unknown, residents expect both sides will suffer casualties.
Al Shabaab has been launching attacks from western Hiiraan since being ousted from most of the villages on the eastern side of the Shabelle river.