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Somali forces display bodies of al-Shabab militants killed in foiled El-dher attack

Tuesday June 11, 2024

Dhusamareb (HOL) - Somali army forces have displayed ten bodies of al-Shabab militants killed in a recent foiled terror attack in the El-dher district of the Galgadud region.

The Ministry of Information of the Federal Government of Somalia said in a statement on Tuesday that the bodies were found on the outskirts of the district following a three-day operation in the area.

The Ministry added that several other militants were captured alive during the operations.

Somalia's government stated that five of its soldiers died in a battle on Saturday in which they killed nearly 50 fighters from the Islamist militant group al-Shabab. The battle occurred in El-dher district about 350 kilometers (215 miles) north of Mogadishu's capital.

Government troops and supporting militia forces got word of an attack planned by Al-Shabab in Ceeldheer, in the Galgadud region, set an ambush and "destroyed" them, said a statement from the government.

Al-Shabab has been waging a deadly insurgency against the fragile central government in Mogadishu for more than 16 years.


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