Oct. 30 (EUROPA PRESS) –
More than a hundred members of the jihadist organization Al Shabaab have died in a major military operation that has expelled the organization from the town of Ali Gadud, in the southeast of the country, and considered one of the group’s great bastions in the zone.
The operation has been announced by the official SONNA news agency just hours after one of the worst jihadist attacks in months on the country’s capital: two car bombs and a shooting attack on the headquarters of the Ministry of Education and the adjacent commercial area. which has left more than a hundred victims, including women and children, and more than 300 injured.
According to the Somali Army, its forces have had the support of the local population when expelling the jihadists from Masajid Ali Gadud, in the Middle Shabelle region, and considered “an extortion center located in a strategic point” .
“More than 100 terrorists have died during this operation,” adds the statement collected by the agency.
“The National Army and the people are fighting side by side, which is a clear message that shows the great failures of the Khajirites”, a term used by the Somali authorities to designate Al Shabaab as renegades from the true nature of Islam, “and a sign that the country will soon get rid of them after more than 15 years of oppression,” the note adds.