Mareeg.com-Some of al Shabab commanders have fled and hiding in Mogadishu and Puntland regions, The head of AMISOM mission Mahamet Saleh Annadif said.
Mr Annadif reiterated that intelligence information obtained by AMISOM revealed that some senior and middle level commanders of al Shabab have been pouring into Mogadishu since the fresh operation to flush out the extremists begun by the AMISOM forces and the Somali National Army.
Some others have fled to Puntland regions, on the country’s northeast.<br />
The head of AMISOM mission did not specifically mentioned the names of those al Shabab commanders hiding in Mogadishu.
In the past weeks, Somali security forces with the AMISOM police conducted tough search operations in the capital, in which hundreds of suspected individuals were arrested.
Numrous explosive devices were also confiscated from a garages stored.<br />
Somali government officials who spoke in number of occasions also warned the possible terrorist attacks in Mogadishu following the militants fleeing to hide in Mogadishu.