Federal Govt troops clash with militants in central Somalia
JALALAQSI, Somalia, December 20, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Somali National Army (SNA) troops clashed with Al Shabaab militants in Hiran region of central Somalia on Sunday, Garowe Online reports.
Heavy gun battle flared up after militants ambushed army convoy en route to Hiran regional district of Jalalaqsi countryside.
Somali government forces were heading for areas awash with nomadic families, always more liable to be forced to contribute to Al Shabaab Zakat collections.
The Fighting led to deaths, however exact number of casualty figures has not been verified yet.
Al Shabaab was dislodged from large chunk of territories in central and southern Somalia in a joint onslaught by Somali National Army and African Union peacekeepers.