Ballidogleh, November 4 (hornnews24) – Somalia’s Islamic fighters known as Harakat Almujahedeen have on Sunday killed at least 5 US-trained Somali soldiers in South Somalia.
A roadside bomb has torn through a military vehicle carrying the Somali soldiers on the road between Ballidogleh airport and Walanwayn town in the Lower Shabelleh region South Somalia killing 5 soldiers and wounding almost a dozen of others.
The Al-Qaida-linked group has intensified attacks on both Somali government army and AMISOM forces. The Islamic fighters fight for toppling Somalia’s central government and expelling the foreign forces out of Somalia to impose on Somalia the full implementation of the Islamic Sharia law.
Al Shabaab, which means “youth” in Arabic, control large swathes of south and central Somalia. The group wants to drive out the foreign peacekeepers, topple Somalia’s western-backed government to enable to impose Islamic Sharia law on the country.
Al-Shabaab has imposed Islamic Sharia law on all the areas it controls. The group provides Somalia’s only effective justice system by operating mobile courts that deal with cases swiftly.
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