Somali military says 168 militants killed in Hiran region

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali army forces launched military operations against targets held by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants in parts of Hiran region.

The military forces carried out the operations in villages where believed to be hideouts of militant group of Al Shabaab, according to Somali military.

A military officer, Gen. Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud confirmed that 168 militants had been killed in the latest operations in the region.

He says the military operations were conducted in villages of Mubah, El-Ali, Yasoman and other areas of region.

There was no immediate comment from Al Shabaab over the claims.

Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia

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