Mogadishu, The Somali army announced today the

death of 9 members of the Al-Shabab militant group, linked to al-

Qaeda, including two leading figures in the group.

The army carried out a security operation, supported by troops from

the state of “Gopland” in southern Somalia, which resulted in the killing

of two senior leaders in Al-Shabab and seven other elements of the

group, according to the Somali News Agency.

The agency said that during the operation, the army destroyed a

military base where the militant of Al-Shabab group were stationed in

“Boli Haji” affiliated to the city of “Kismayo” capital of “Gopland.”

Source: Oman News Agency