Somalia: Puntland forces destroy al-Shabaab bases in Elmadow

A military offensive carried out by forces in Somalia’s northeastern region of Puntland, was reported has led to successfully destroy a base belonging to al-Shabaab on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

Puntland Security Forces (PSF) launched a raid against al-Shabaab base in Elmadow Mountain located southwest of Bosaso town, inflicting heavy losses including deaths and injuries, however, the exact casualties of the raid were not yet confirmed.

“PSF conducted an anti-terror operation on Monday morning at a rebel-held areas belonging to al-Shabaab group in Elmadow Mountain,” read a statement released by PSF on Facebook.

PSF officials said the operations were carried out according to the plan, which resulted in a complete destruction of the base and militants fleeing the area.

So far Puntland government hasn’t released any statement to the anti-terror operations being carried out against al-Shabaab group in Puntland.

This coincides after recent visit by Puntland officials to military outposts in Bari region to assess the situation and boost the morale of the soldiers fighting al-Shabaab group.

Earlier this month, The terror group conducted a deadly raid against Puntland forces at Afurur outpost, killing at least 50 soldiers and civilians and injuring other dozens. Following the attack no official statement was released to confirm the causalities, but the government vowed to carry out counter offensive.

Source: Garowe Online

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