AMISOMs Sector One Commander Brigadier General Sam Okiding confirmed that notorious Al-Shabaab commander for Janaale Abdirashir Buqdube together with 22 other terrorists were killed following airstrikes and ground operations against the insurgents hideout along the Buufow road in Janale.
AMISOM's Sector One Commander Brigadier Sam Okiding confirmed that notorious Al-Shabaab commander for Janaale Abdirashir Buqdube together with 22 other terrorists were killed following airstrikes and ground operations against the insurgents' hideout along the Buufow road in Janaale.
Sector one covers the capital Mogadishu and is under the command of Uganda and Burundi troops.
Brigadier Okiding adds that a dozen other militants had been killed over the last two days as they attempted to ambush and disrupt AMISOM and SNA development activities in the area. The troops were undertaking borehole repairs and clearing up of roads for free movement around the area.
Brig General Okiding added that the allied forces of AMISOM and SNA will continue to clean up Al-Shabaab held areas in Janaale to liberate residents of Al-Shabaab tyranny.
"Al-Shabaab cannot hide and we shall continue to work hard to deny them safe haven until the people have been liberated from Al-Shabaab terror," he said.
The developement comes barely two days after the US Pentagon and Somali Government said they had killed the head of Al-Shabaab intelligence Hassan Ali Dhoore in lower Shabelle.
On top of being part of al-Qaeda, Hassan Ali Dhoore was a member of al-Shabaab's Amniyat (security and intelligence) wing and was heavily involved in high profile attack planning in Mogadishu."
He was allegedly involved in the attack on Mogadishu's airport that resulted in the death of several African Union soldiers in December 2014. Dhoore was also directly responsible for the March 27, 2015 attack on the Maka al-Mukarram Hotel in Mogadishu, resulting in the deaths of 15 people, a statement by the Pentagon signed by press secretary Peter Cook said.