Drones strike Shabaab strongholds in Somalia
According to eyewitnesses two strongholds of the Al-Shabaab armed group have been shotted. Al-Shabaab members cordoned off the region after the attacks..
Two strongholds of the Al-Shabaab armed group in southern Somalia have been struck by unidentified aerial drones, eyewitnesses have said.
The drone strikes targeted Al-Shabaab camps in the towns of Torato and Ambereso in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region, witnesses told.
According to witnesses, Al-Shabaab members cordoned off the two sites following the strikes.
Lower Shabelle Governor Abdikadir Mohamed Nur confirmed the strikes, noting that they had dealt the armed group “human and material losses.”
He added, however, that it was still too early to determine the total losses sustained by the group.
Al-Shabaab, for its part, has yet to comment on the reported airstrikes.
Several group members have also recently been killed in U.S. drone strikes.
Nevertheless, the group has continued to stage frequent attacks on government officials and security personnel.