At least six members of the blood-sucking group al-Shabaab were killed, and several others injured after fierce fighting with Somali National Army (SNA) assisted by locals in Basra village, Middle Shabelle region.
Sources close to the operation have revealed how members of the terminable group al-Shabaab harassed locals who were running their daily errands in the outskirts of the village, prompting a fierce battle between the locals and al-Shabaab. Security officials confirmed six suspected Al-Shabaab fighters were killed in the battle.
The locals took arms against al-Shabaab after the terror group ordered them to bring their children to be trained as the group’s fighters. Somali forces backed by AMISOM troops have recently stepped up operations against Al-Shabaab in Southern Somalia.