Al-Shabaab members killed, livestock recovered in military operation

Several Al-Shabaab members were recently killed in Gedo region in an ongoing military operation across the country to decimate the blood-lust group. In a military operation in Raydab, Gedo region that is part of efforts to destroy al-Shabaab, SNA has killed several Shabaab members. 

SNA 49th Battalion commander, Major Ali Mohamed Hassan, told reporters Somali National Army has liberated the town from the shackles of al-Shabaab and that the operation will continue.

The operation also recovered several livestock al-Shabaab previously forced herders to surrender weakening the group financially.

Al-Shabaab leader admits to using children as shield and suicide bombers

Yusuf Kabo ku tukade, a high ranking al-Shabaab leader, has recently boasted how the group uses children in its operations and suicide bombing missions describing them as shields.

He revealed and admitted how children as young as 8 are part of the murderous group’s infantry and how one of his children are among them. Many dismissed the latter for its uncommon for leaders to have their own children as fighters for obvious reasons.

“My own son, whom I had while being a member of al-Shabaab, is currently at the forefront of the fight. Our own children are enough for us to win. All of us have four wives,” he told a group of al-Shabaab members.

Yusuf compared Somali women to chicken saying they give birth to children the way chicken lay eggs. “Each one of us has four wives and they are giving birth night and day the way chicken are laying eggs night and day,” he partly said disrespecting the Somali women.

Most of the women Yusuf Kabo Ku Tukade is talking about are young girls forced to marry al-Shabaab members while underage often without the approval of their parents; a clear manifestation of the group's hypocrisy. 

There are thousands of Somali boys and girls who have been imprisoned in unknown locations later to be used as suicide bombers for boys and forceful marriages to Al-Shabaab members for girls.

Al-Shabaab base in Lower Shabelle destroyed by SNA


Military operations conducted by 14th October battalion of the Somali National Army in Jilib Marka town in Lower Shabelle region saw the destruction an al-Shabaab base and taxation centre in the town.

Six al-Shabaab members including high ranking ones were also killed in the operation and weapons intended to harm innocent civilians were also seized from the blood-suckers.

According to military officials familiar with the operations, similar operations are continuing in the town’s outskirts and the military is hunting down those members who fled, shaved their beards and rejoined civilians.

The murderous group al-Shabaab has been weakened both financially and militarily the last few months. Key towns were liberated from the shackles of the group among them Awdegle town where bodies of those al-Shabaab members killed in its liberation could not be counted.

The blood-lust murderous group al-Shabaab is opposed to any peace and development enjoyed by the Somali people and should be fought by hook or by crook.

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