Somalia: Elite Forces Attack Al-Shabaab Base Near the Capital

The Turkish-trained elite forces from the Gorgor brigade have conducted an operation near the Basra area on the outskirts of the capital, Mogadishu.

The troops targeted an Al-Shabaab base in an area called Sabya, where heavy fighting was reported during the cover operation. The details of the casualties are yet to be confirmed.

The agriculture-rich village lies between Afgoye and Bal’ad towns, about 35Km northwest of Mogadishu. The area was a hotbed of terror, which the militants used as a staging base.

The army officials say they destroyed the Al-Shabaab camp and killed several militants.

The situation returned to normal after the operation and local residents said business was back to work and there are no Al-Shabaab militants’ activities.

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