January 20, 2017
Ethiopian Defense Force coordinated with the Somalian Defense Force to launch a strong counteroffensive, the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) reported on Sunday quoting a statement sent by the Ministry of Defense.
As a result, the Islamic militant group suffered heavy losses, the Ethiopian Defense Force.
Nine Land Cruiser vehicles loaded with explosives were neutralized and destroyed before causing chaos. In addition, more than 66 Al-Shabab militants are killed according to the EBC report.
The Voice of America reported on Saturday, citing the US and Somali military, that "dozens of al-Qaida-affiliated fighters were killed during an attack on a government military base near the southern port city of Kismayo, Somalia ".
VOA also cited regional security spokesman Abdinur Ibrahim, saying that "the terrorists attacked the base with suicide explosions and there were fierce fighting, we defeated them and forced them to flee, killing at least 70 militants during the attack. and an air attack that ensued ".
On the other hand, US officials claimed to have killed 52 al-Shabab militants in an air attack targeting the Juba region in Somalia, but no civilians were killed, according to the VOA report .
Last week, Friday, Ethiopian military broadcast service under the command of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) fell in an ambush while they were traveling from Buurhakaba to Baidoa near the port of Kismayo in Somalia .
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