Somali army kills 6 militants in central region

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, March 31, 2021
Adjust font size:

MOGADISHU, March 31 (Xinhua) -- At least six al-Shabab militants were killed on Tuesday in an operation in Mahas, a town in the central Somali region of Hiran, an official confirmed on Wednesday.

The operation came after the forces received intelligence that al-Shabab fighters were sneaking into the town forcing the residents to pay compulsory Zakawat (tax), said Moumin Mohamed Halane, the governor of Mahas town.

Government forces advanced to rid the town of the militants, he said, adding "al-Shabab attempted to resist the army, but we overpowered them, killing six of them," Halane told state-run of Radio Mogadishu.

The latest incident came amid sustained operations by the Somali army against al-Shabab in the central and southern regions, where the militants were still in control of the rural areas, conducting ambushes and carrying out roadside attacks. Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from