Six Al-Shabab fighters surrendered to Somali government forces in Dinsor town on Thursday along with their weapons. The militants came along with the improvised “technical” vehicle South West State officials stated.
The surrender followed days of negotiations through elders. The militants handed over a heavy machine gun (DSHK) mounted on top of their improvised technical vehicle, small arms weapons and pistols.
Analysts believe this may be linked to the recent surrender of former Alshabaab deputy leader Mukhtar Robow who hails from the region.