Somali Government confirms elimination of 3,000 terrorist militias in ongoing military operations

The Somali government has confirmed that military operations in course resulted in the killing of more than 3,000 Kharijite militia members and the wounding of around 3,700 others. The Somali Defense Ministry said today in a statement, according to the Somali News Agency: In addition to the killing of 3,000 terrorists, during military operations conducted by the Somali Army in collaboration with the popular resistance, 70 cities and regions were liberated.

He added that the military operations aimed at ridding Somalia of terrorist elements, announced by the President of the Republic, Hassan Sheikh Mahmoud, have entered the second phase, indicating that the Ministry of Internal Security seeks to implement a security plan to strengthen security and stability in the capital, Mogadishu, and purify it of the residues of terrorist elements that lurk in some places.