Somali Government Forces Kill Shabab Financier, US Airstrike Kills 4 Terrorists in Somalia

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Thursday December 28, 2017 - 23:45:06 in Latest News by Staff Reporter
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    Somali Government Forces Kill Shabab Financier, US Airstrike Kills 4 Terrorists in Somalia

    MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia government said on Thursday that its security forces conducted unilateral operation in Wanlaweyn district of Lower Shabelle region and killed Al Shabaab financier by the name of Moalim Jelle, meanwhile US forces kil

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MOGADISHU (Horn Observer) Somalia government said on Thursday that its security forces conducted unilateral operation in Wanlaweyn district of Lower Shabelle region and killed Al Shabaab financier by the name of Moalim Jelle, meanwhile US forces killed four militants in an airstrike, officials said.

The operation, which was carried out by night of 27 December 2017 by Somali special forces, who met with fierce resistance from the Shabab financier, Moalim Jelle that resulrted the security forces to kill the Shabab financier, according to Somalia’s Minister of information, Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman.

"During the operation the AS financier demonstrated hostile intent to Somali special forces and the Somali special forces were forced to defend themselves.” Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman, Somalia’s Minister of information said in a Facebook post, "This resulted in the death of the AS financier despite every attempt to keep him alive.”


"This was a huge success for the Somali forces.” The Minister added.



Somalia security forces have been conducting intensive security operations against the Somali militant group, Al Shabaab with the support of the US forces who increased the airstrikes against the militants.

In a separate incident, U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in the early evening hours of Dec. 27, 2017, approximately 25 kilometers west of the capital, killing four (4) terrorists and destroying one vehicle-borne improvised explosive device, preventing it from being used against the people in Mogadishu.

The operation was carried out In coordination with the Federal Government of Somalia, according to US Africa command.

"We assess no civilians were killed in this strike.” The statement added.

US Africa Command carried out more than 33 airstrikes against the militant groups Al Shabaab and ISIS affiliated groups.

On Wednesday United States Africa Command said that it had carried out airstrike against the Shabab militants in the morning of 24 December 2017 in Southern Somalia, killing at least 13 Shabab militants in the attack.

- Horn Observer -


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