The fierce fighting between Al-Shabaab fighters and President Mohamed Hassan Fiqi in the western Somalia region of Bakool killed at least 19 militants in this day long fight.
According to the officials early in the morning an al-Shabab threat and force Robow,s loyalists to leave the Abal village Somalia. But they didn’t listen to their warning and in return started to attack back in a midday as a counter offense.
Mohamed Hassan Fiqi, the acting president of Southwestern region, said, “They have repulsed al-Shabab quite well; in the morning it appeared they were going to be overwhelmed but they counter attacked and defended their base.”
Fiqi told the Somali VOA that 13 of the al-Shabab fighters were killed in the clash and six of the Robow loyalists were also killed.US
A terrorist group leader was detected in Somali 2013. Since then al-Shabab is trying to take out Robow out of Somali. Islamist militants have been telling Robow to surrender and leave the area. But every time Robow has rejected the offer from the regional officials.
Abdihakim Mohamud Haji Fiqi, Former Somali defense minister was the one who first Accepted the offer to remove the Robow’s from the wanted list. He says that the government of Somali must speed up.
Since 2012 there been USD 5 million bounties on Robow, offered by U.S and the Somali government. After Haji Fiqi removed them from the wanted list of terrorist the reward was also withdrawn in June.
Haji says,“The government should take advantage of this split within al-Shabab. It means a weakened strength.”
According to the Anadolu news reports on Thursday, the state deputy security minister, Abdirasak Abdi told that a has been taken to defeat the Al-Shabaab group and confirmed that his administration is backing up the Abu Mansoor group, which aims to establish Sharia rule in the region.