In a joint raid by African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) forces and the Somali National Army (SNA), eight al-Shabaab militants including its senior official were crushed to death in Central Somalia.
Hussein Hassan Mohamed, the Regional minister for militia rehabilitation in the Southwest state of Somalia stated the correctness of the Tuesday raid.
According to Hassan, the militants attempted to resist the attack, but the soldiers overpowered them and killed eight of the terrorists including a senior official whose name is Hassan Ganey.
The joint attack against the terror militants comes days after the terror fighters murdered three government soldiers in an attack that took place close to the town of Baidoa.
The al-Shabaab jihadist group have been showing a willingness to restyle their mode of attacks or tactics to win their enemies’ defences. In the same vein, AMISOM and Somalia soldier have also modified their tactics as well.
The group has been waging war against Western-backed governments in East Africa for over a decade and has claimed responsibility for many gruesome terrorist attacks in the country and its surrounding countries.
The militant group was birthed in 2006 from the now-defunct Islamic Courts Union, which once controlled Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu.
Al-Shabaab has carried out a series of attacks in Kenya including the 2013 Westgate Seige, the Mpeketoni massacre and the Garissa University College massacre.
U.S. officials insist the group must surrender and must remain under the control of the Somalia government, a proposition that has been difficult and has taken lives.
Some soldiers from different countries around the world have been deployed to the zone in a bid to achieve this aim.
The U.S. military has also been launching strikes against al-Shabaab militants with the Britain joining recently.