Somali forces successfully neutralized Al-shabab fighters in Ethiopia

Published: July 24, 2022

Special Forces of Somali regional state and a coalition of other regional and federal security forces have conducted an all-out counter attack to purge Al-shabab fighters that entered Ethiopia’s borders on Friday. The regional government deployed hundreds of Special Forces to conduct the operation.

We defeated the Al-Shabaab terrorist group that attacked the “Aato” area in Afdheer region after the DDS Special Forces surrounded the “Hulhul” area, and all the terrorists were killed: It was said in a statement from the Somali autonomous region of Ethiopia

The government said that the Al-Shabaab Terrorist Group’s aim and desire was to enter the Oromia Region by going through the Celkari District to join the Shane group.

Al-Shabaab fighters were not able to reach their destination and 13 vehicles were burnt, and all their weapons, communications and equipment were seized.

The operation carried out by the DDS Special Forces in the past three days killed more than 100 members of Al-Shabaab.

Apart from a strong presence by Ethiopian forces in the border areas, Ethiopia also deployed close to 4,000 troops in Somalia under the AU Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), Ethiopian troops maintain a stronghold in Baidowa.

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