update on Mareehan clan Heartland Region Awakening
Belet Hawo — Some 36 Al shabaab fighters have been killed and doznes more injured after heavy fighting with Somali army in Gedo region in southern Somalia, a government official said on Thursday.
Mohammed Abdi Kalil, the governor of Somali government in Gedo region told Shabelle that the fighting took place in the village of Tulo Barwaqo just outside of Garbaharey town, the regional capital of Gedo.
After fierce combat, Somali forces managed to chase away Al shabaab from the village where their dead bodies scattered.
The governor indicated that the forces of Somali transitional federal government are now in place about 5 kilometers from Garbaharey.
He vowed that they will capture the provincial capital of Gedo as soon as possible.
He said that Al shabaab fighters have dismantled and they are not as powerful as it is thought.
Al shabaab officials in Gedo region have not released any comments about the fighting and government claims.