Security agencies have thwarted several attacks by the blood-suckers mainly because of information provided by civilians. Several high ranking Shabaab were captured in the operations that followed. In addition, several other members and leaders of the blood-lust group also surrendered.
The number of Shabaab’s leaders and high ranking members defecting and surrendering to the government have exponentially increased the last few months with Bay and Gedo regions having the most defectors.
Military operations throughout the country saw the destruction of Shabaab bases and taxation centres and without any help from the government, armed groups comprised of livestock herders are decimating al-Shabaab throughout Lower Shabelle and Hiiran regions.
In the latest decimation, the Somali National Army (SNA) has killed 10 members of the blood-lust group in Qoryoley town after the group attacked SNA’s military base.