Two leaders of al-Shabaab killed in central Somalia

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Five members of al-Shabaab were killed on Thursday, including two leaders, in a security operation in the street linking the cities of Poli Berdy and Jalgalsi to Hiran province in central Somalia.

The commander of the 27th division in the army, General Mohamed Mahmoud, said in a press statement that the government forces were able to kill five members of al-Shabaab during a security operation targeting the remnants of the movement, which was active between the cities of Poli Berdy and Jalaksi.

He added that the dead included two field commanders, Ibrahim Nourayi, head of the fronts in the movement and Hassan Berri, head of the bombings section, adding that the operation was carried out in cooperation with the residents of the two cities.

The general confirmed that government forces also arrested about 20 people on suspicion of involvement in bombings in the central Shabelle region of southern Somalia.

The commander of the 27th Division said government forces would continue operations to secure this street, which is a vital passage for the people of Hiran province in central Somalia.

Al-Shabaab did not comment on the incident until 12:00 GMT.


This article is written and prepared by our foreign editors writing for OBSERVATORY NEWS from different countries around the world – material edited and published by OBSERVATORY staff in our newsroom.

Our Standards, Terms of Use: Standard Terms And Conditions.

OBSERVATORY NEWS — Breaking news source, real-time coverage of the world’s events, life, politics, business, finance, economy, markets, war and conflict zones.

Contact us: [email protected]

Stay connected with News Observatory and Observatory Newsroom, also with our online services and never lost the breaking news stories happening around the world.

Support The OBSERVATORY from as little as $1 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

We are NEWS OBSERVATORY — the only funding and support we get from people – we are categorically not funded by any political party, any government somewhere or from any grouping that supports certain interests – the only support that makes OBSERVATORY possible came from you.