Somali Army Captures Port From Al-Shabaab Terrorists: Reports
© AP Photo / Farah Abdi Warsameh(File) Masked Somali national army (SNA) soldiers search through homes for al-Shabaab fighters, during an operation in Ealsha Biyaha, Somalia, Saturday, June, 2, 2012
© AP Photo / Farah Abdi Warsameh
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Somali armed forces have captured the strategically important port town of Harardere, which was under the control of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group*, local media reported on Monday, citing the country's defense minister.
Somali Defense Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur confirmed that the country’s army and locals have seized the strategic coastal town of Harardhere in Mudug region. It was the last district in the region that was under al-Shabaab’s control, Somali National Television reported.
It added that Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre thanked the army and locals for taking control of the port.
8 January 2023, 09:20 GMT
Al-Shabaab is a Somali-based Islamist insurgent group with links to the al-Qaeda* terrorist group. The group has long been leading an insurgency against the Somalian federal government, staging numerous attacks in an effort to impose a radical version of Sharia law in the country.
*Terroris groups banned in Russia and many other countries