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France kills 16 Al Shabaab militants in Somalia operation

MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia and French Special Forces have carried out a joint operation near Jilib town where an al Qaeda linked group al Shabaab remains active.

The coalition forces using helicopters and ground troops came under attack by Al Shabaab, triggering fierce clash.

At least16 militants were killed during the operation.


Abdi Aziz Hassan Ibrahim is , a somali veteran journalist based in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Twitter @mareegonline