Somali government says it has killed Al-Shabab commander in Lower Shabelle region

Somalia’s information minister Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow speaking to reporters in Mogadishu. [Photo: Archive]
Mogadishu-(Puntland Mirror) Somalia’s information minister Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow said in a statement on Sunday that their forces killed Al-Shabaab commander, Moalim Osman Abdi Badil, and three other fighters in Lower Shabelle region on Friday.

“On May 5, the Somali national army killed an al Shabaab leader, Moalim Osman Abdi Badil, and three fighters,” a statement from Somalia’s information minister said.

“This will weaken the strength of the terrorists in Lower Shabelle region. It is a victory for the Somali forces and peacemaking.” The statement added

There has been no comment so far from the militants on the claim.

Armed group Al-Shabab has been fighting for years, it wants to topple the Mogadishu based internationally-backed government.

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