Somali army kills over 70 militants in southern region

Mogadishu: Somali National Army (SNA) and regional Jubaland State forces killed more than 70 al-Shabab militants after conducting an operation at Aboodin area in Lower Jubba region in southern Somalia on Friday evening, local media said.

“Over 70 al-Shabab militant fighters and commanders were killed in a joint operation by SNA, Jubaland State forces, and international partners supporting the army in the war on terrorists,” Jubaland State TV reported on Saturday.

The latest onslaught came after al-Shabab militants claimed on Thursday that they killed 33 Danab forces, SNA’s elite forces, west of Kismayo, the administrative capital of Jubaland State.

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