In a significant blow to the terrorist group Al-Shabaab, the Somali National Army, backed by local forces, has successfully neutralized six militants in the Eastern Galgadud region of Somalia. The operation led to the seizure of the terrorists' weapons and the retaking of the area, which was previously under the group's control.
Following the operation, the army dispersed the remaining militants hiding in the region. The military acknowledged the role of the local population in their fight against terrorism, commending their support and their stand against terrorism. The president of the Federal Republic of Somalia has announced that the second phase of the anti-terror campaign will soon commence in the country's Southwest regions, indicating a continuous and determined effort to eradicate terrorism.
Key Al-Shabaab Figure Neutralized
In a targeted operation, Ahmed Abdullahi Ali, popularly known as Nadara and identified as the finance chief of Al-Shabaab in the Mudug region, was killed. The operation took place in Carfuuda, a village under Harardhere district, approximately 35 km from Dabagalo, a key Al-Shabaab stronghold in southern Mudug. The offensive, a joint effort between local forces and government troops, neutralized Nadara, known for his significant role in Al-Shabaab's financial operations in the region.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, H.E Hamza Abdi Barre, has been engaged in regional and international meetings, including discussions with ambassadors and participation in the International des Expositions in Paris, France. This active involvement underscores Somalia's growing prominence on the international stage.
While the anti-terror campaign intensifies in Somalia, neighbouring Kenya is grappling with an increase in crop diseases and pests, which are being exacerbated by changing climatic conditions. The Somali Disaster Management Agency (SoDMA) has issued an awareness broadcast regarding the forecast of autumn rainfall, indicating the region's preparedness to tackle the changing environmental challenges.