Somalia: Foreign forces clash with Al Shabaab
MOGADISHU – Heavily armed forces thought to be US military units have carried out raid on Al Shabaab bases in southern Somalia.
US forces swooped into Bar-sanguni area, near the coastal town of Kismayo, where believed to be Al Shabaab group’s hideouts, sources said.
The armed group’s fighters repulsed the attack, following hours of fighting, according to local residents, who spoke on anonymity condition.
Jubland security officer, who asked to be unnamed told Mareeg online that at least 2 militants had been killed in the raid, adding that several others escaped with injuries.
The Al Shabaab claimed bomb attack on US forces’ vehicle near Kismayo.
United States military forces have carried out several air strikes in southern Somalia in recent months, targeting Al Shabaab bases, which successfully left several militants dead.
The Al Qaeda linked Al-Shabab group are fighting Somali security forces, government officials and AMISOM troops in an effort to topple the western backed government to impose its own brand of government on Somalia.
Reporting by Abdirisak Mohamud Tuuryare from Mogadishu, Somalia