Somali army forces, along United State Especial Forces have launched joint military offensive against targets held by Al Shabaab in Arare town.
The coalition forces reportedly captured Arare town, without fighting, after the Al Shabaab militants retreated, a military officer, who asked to be unnamed said.
He says the Somalia forces and US troops had moved into the towns, meeting with local residents.
“We have captured Arare town. But this operation will continue untill Al Shabaab militants are elaminated”, he said.
There was no immediate comment from Al Shabaab over the claims.
Ealier this month, a US soldier was killed and 4 others were also injured in mortar and ambush attack by Al Shabaab near Kismayo town.