Somalia's army wins big against Al-Shabaab in ongoing operations
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Somali National Army [SNA] has continued to make major gains against Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia with the ongoing war recording major gains, which have positively contributed to the stability of the Horn of Africa nation.
For the last three decades, Somalia has struggled with instability which has literally grounded most of the operations, including but not limited to the political chaos that has lasted for a couple of months. The instability has almost caused lawlessness.
However, the fight against Al-Shabaab has almost cost the country for a number of years but the army continues to make considerable gains, including the lastest victories in Middle and Lower Shebelle, where the militants have a share in terms of occupation.
On Friday, the army killed 17 Al-Shabaab militants in the lastest operation which was well organized by the army. The Somali National Army is set to take over security responsibilities in the country after the expiry of the Somali Transition Plan [STP].
According to the army, the team killed the militants in an operation conducted by Somali National Army in Hiiraan region, central Somalia in the past 24 hours. SNA destroyed Shabab bases near Mahaas district where they used to carry out attacks on civilians and Army.
Last week, the Chief of Defense Forces Gen Odowa Yusuf Rageh led an operation within Lower and Middle Shebelle, where more than 150 Al-Shabaab militants were killed. The operation is one of the moves to consolidate grounds for government forces.
The Somalia national army has been over time tried to consolidate bases in a strategy to reclaim its lost glory. Both the United States, Turkey, and the UK have been strengthening the Somali army and the moves have been paying dividends over a long time.