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Six al-Shabaab militants killed, villages liberated

Baku, September 2, AZERTAC

At least six militants belonging to insurgent group al-Shabaab have been killed and nine others reportedly wounded, after Somali National Army (SNA) launched a military operations, in Southern province of Lower Jubba on Sunday, according to Anadolu Agency.

An SNA radio broadcast claimed that the operations took place near the town of Jamame, Lower Jubba north of the port city of Kismayo, the administrative capital of Jubaland province.

During the operation several villages were liberated from the al-Shabaab, according to SNA radio.

“Somali National Army killed six al-Shabaab militants and injured nine others, near Jamame town. The troops also captured several villages in North of Kismayo town”, the SNA radio said.

Last month, Somali Special Forces, backed by the African Union forces in Somalia (AMISOM) liberated the strategic agricultural town of Awdhegle in Lower Shabelle region.

Meanwhile, Somali police claimed that it has arrested a wanted Jubaland Security Minister Abdirashid Janan in Mogadishu for a serious crimes, he had committed in Southeastern province of Gedo.

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