Locals tip off Al Shabaab in Somalia’s Hiiraan region, 40 militants killed

40 Al Shabaab militants have been killed in Somalia’s Hiiraan region in an offensive against the militia in the area. Somali Security forces worked on a tip off by locals who had information on Al Shabaab’s location and possible existence of a cell in the particular area.

The militants were killed in an area that connects Beledweyne, Mahas and Matabaan districts in south-central Somalia.

The attack comes barely days after AMISOM convened with regional security forces in a workshop meant to forge a way forward in wiping Al Shabaab militia from regions of Somalia. During the workshop, strategies to work with locals and at the same time assure their security was hatched.

The meeting was large on countering the Asymmetrical warfare by Al Shabaab without putting civilians in harms way.



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