Somali National Army (SNA) and AMISOM troops are finalizing plans to carry out offensive against Al-shabab controlled areas in Hiran region.
Reports from Beledweyne district indicate that the Federal government forces backed by AMISOM troops from Djibouti and Ethiopia contingents were readied to launch massive security operations aimed to degrade the threats of Al-shabab in the region.
The joint forces are expected to capture Boco locality located 55 kilometers outside Beledweyne district, where Al-shabab’s main court is situated.
The new operation comes one day after the newly appointed Hiran governor, Yusuf Ahmed Hagar vowed to take stern actions against the local residents in the region who seek redress in Al-shabab courts.
Mr. Hagar said his administration will make reforms on security and justice so as to restore the confidence of the people.
Al-shabab fighters who have heavy presence in these areas have blocked the supply routes that link the main towns in Hiran region and often carried out deadly attacks from these areas.