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Sunday, January 29, 2023

69 al-Shabab Fighters Killed, Somali Military Says | VOA

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According to Somali military officials, 69 al-Shabab fighters were killed in two separate military operations in central and southern Somalia. 

At least seven government soldiers were killed in the insurgents’ fatal raid on a nearby Somali military base, including a commander. A day after the government declared a “historic triumph” against the jihadists by seizing important coastal towns like Harardhere, which used to be the major operational port for pirates kidnapping ships at sea for ransom, al-Shabab launched its attack on the government stronghold. In a separate operation, Somali National Army forces attacked a militant outpost at Goof-Gadud village, 30 kilometers north of Baidoa, the interim administrative center of Southwest state, on Thursday, killing at least 20 al-Shabab militants and injuring others. 

Source: https://www.voanews.com/a/al-shabab-fighters-killed-somali-military-says/6926370.html 

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