Somalia airstrike kills top al-Shabaab leaders

Somalia announced late Saturday that its armed forces carried out an airstrike in the central province of Galgadud that targeted an al-Shabaab meeting house in Elbur, reports Anadolu Agency. The Defense Ministry said top leaders, including al-Shabaab’s finance and extortion chief, who was identified only as Sahal, were killed in the strike. The al-Qaeda-affiliated terror group has been “dealt a severe blow” and key leaders and terrorist fighters were killed, Information Minister Daud Aweis wrote on X. He said Somalia’s determination to “eradicate terrorism remains unshaken.” Elbur is a strategic town that is 377 kilometres (234 miles) from the nation’s capital of Mogadishu, which has been an al-Shabaab stronghold for more than 15 years. Last month, the Somali government said its […] Source

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