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Somali military kills over 50 Al-Shabaab members

A Somali soldier holds a machine gun in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 13 June 2018 [MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images]
A Somali soldier holds a machine gun in Mogadishu, Somalia, on 13 June 2018 [MOHAMED ABDIWAHAB/AFP/Getty Images]

The Somali National Army (SNA) claimed that it killed more than 50 Al-Shabaab members, including two senior commanders, in an operation in the lower Shabelle region, Anadolu Agency reports.

The military operation against the Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated terror group took place in Mushaani, Daniga, and Majabta, according to Somali military radio.

Military officials in the region who spoke to Anadolu Agency confirmed the operation.

Army Chief of Staff Odawa Yusuf Rageh told military radio Friday that the terrorist killed included Moalim Bukhari, the group's intelligence chief in lower Shabelle and Sheikh Hasan Ganeey, the commander in the region.

He said Al-Shabaab training camps in villages were also destroyed.

At least 20 Al-Shabaab terrorists were killed Thursday in a military operation in the region.

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