189 al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia...

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189 al-Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:53 PM, 23 January 2021  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces (UPDF) on Friday claimed that it killed at least 189 al-Shabaab fighters in an operation in Somalia. 

“Today morning, a UPDF contingent under African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has killed at least 189 al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia,” Army’s deputy spokesman Lt. Col. Deo Akiki told Anadolu Agency by phone. 

“This is the biggest number of al-Shabaab fighters killed in a day,” he added. 

Earlier, the UPDF issued a statement, saying Ugandan troops have raided al-Shabaab hideouts in Sigaale village, approximately 99 kilometres (61 miles) southwest of Mogadishu.  

A large number of military hardware and items used by the terrorist were also destroyed, the statement said, adding the UPDF also disrupted an al-Shabaab meeting, injuring several terrorists in Doncadaafeedow which is seven km (4 mi) away from the Janaale town. 

The UPDF has been keeping peace in Somalia for over 10 years and it has lost over 20 soldiers ever since it went there. Uganda was the first country to send peacekeeping forces to Somalia. 

- Anadolu Agency