US-backed force to begin anti-Al Shabaab operations
MOGADISHU, Somalia – First batch of US backed Somali especial forces known as “Danab” have arrived in Dhusmareb, the capital city of Galmudug State of Somalia.
It is a town lies some 511km from Somali capital Mogadishu.
The especial commandos were reportedly airlifted from the airport of Galkacyo town to Dhusamareb in central Somalia.
A Somali military official, who asked to be anonymous, told Mareeg Online that the US backed especial forces, would launch new anti-Al Shabaab operations in towns in Galmudug.
“We want to flush out Al Shabaab in Galmudug region. These new soldiers will help us for eradicating Al Shabaab”, he said.
The US led coalition forces will carry out new operations against Eldher and Elbur towns held by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab.
Al Shabaab group has been driven out of many urban areas since 2011 following joint military offensives carried out by African Union forces and Somali National Army forces.
The group still controls territory in rural areas and carries out gun attacks and bombings on military and civilian targets in the war-ravaged nation.