Somali authorities disclosed via a statement that Al-Shabaab fighters were surrounded in a sub-locality called Hulhul and ‘completely destroyed’
In a statement by the Somali’s state communication bureau, an armed Al-Shabaab group that crossed into the southeastern region on Tuesday “was surrounded in a sub-locality called Hulhul and completely destroyed”.
The statement read in part , “a three-day operation left more than 100 members of the militant group dead and destroyed 13 vehicles.”
Mohamed Malim, a local official in Somalia’s Hudur district, described it as one of the “heaviest fighting ever” around the towns of Ato and Yeed in the country’s west.
“It continued about six hours before the militants had been repelled, there are dead and wounded combatants from both sides, but we don’t have the details so far,” he added.