June 22 (EUROPA PRESS) –
At least 45 “Jarayite leaders and militants” of the terrorist group Al Shabaab have been killed this Wednesday in the Lower Shabelle region — in southern Somalia — in a joint operation coordinated by the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA).
With the help of the international community, NISA has launched a crackdown on “militants taking refuge in the Fay Yusuf forest area near the village of Yunbis,” the Somali Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism reported in a statement. release.
The Somali government has reiterated in the same note that “its firm commitment to eradicate the presence of Jarayi elements wherever they seek refuge.”
Somalia has increased offensives against Al Shabaab in recent months with the support of clans and local militias as part of a series of decisions taken by the president, Hasan Sheikh Mohamud, who promised upon taking office to put the fight against terrorism at the center of his efforts to stabilize the African country.