Al Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Dhere is reported to have suffered life-threating injuries after his squadron of militants was overpowered by Somali National Army operation in Sham Village.
Ali Dhere was injured after al Shabaab attempted to retake the strategic towns and villages. Turkey-trained troops mounted offensives to drive off the militants from the agricultural areas of Southern Somalia.
At least 17 al Shabaab combatants were killed in the operation that has left the group in disarray seeing as the troops have been mounting attacks in al Shabaab’s backyard.
Ali Dhere has been the face of al Shabaab and especially their propaganda and as such his injuries will set back the group who have been cowering from the pressure from Somali National Army and allied troops.