Somali Especial Forces known as “Danab” have launched joint offensive against Al Shabaab targets in south of Mogadishu.
The Danab Forces reportedly seized saveral camps where the group’s fighters train children to fighting against Somali forces and African Union troops.
Somali security official, Mouse Nour Shueb says the especial forces captured Barwaqo, Garasweyn and Walamow areas near Balcad town, some 30km north of Mogadishu.
“Our forces seized several Al Shabaab targets without fighting. The group’s fighters retreated”, he said.
There was no immediate comment from Al Shabaab over the claims.
The group’s fighters carried out several ambush attacks killed scores of Somali forces and African Union troops on road between Balcad and Jowhar town.