Somalia: 30 foreign Al Shabaab fighters killed near Jilib town
Somali military forces have launched fresh attack on targets held by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group in south of Somalia, killing dozens of foreign fighters.
The military forces’ raid targeted on Wednesday a house inhibited by foreign Al Shabaab fighters, according to Sonna News Agency.
Sonna reports Somali military forces had killed at least 30 foreigners from Sudan and Kenya, who were fighting alongside Al Shabaab.
A group’s senior leader, whose name identified as Bashir Mohamed Mohamud, who was placed a bounty has also been injured in the attack, Sonna reported.
It is remains unknown if Mohamud was escaped with injuries or captured alive during the raid.
The attac comes hours after Somalia’s Jubaland State has announced war on targets held by Al Shabaab in Juba regions.
The group’s fighters still hold large swathes in the regions, where they launch fresh gurilla style attacks against Somalia, African Union – AMISOM forces backed by US especial troops.
Earlier this month, a US especial soldier was killed and four others injured in mortar and ambush attack by Al Shabaab near the coastal town of Kismayo.
The US military confirmed the casualties, saying the victims had already been airlifted into hospital in Nairobi, Kenya’s capital.
There has been no comment from Al Shabaab group to response latest reports on its foreign fighters were killed in south of Somalia.