The Somali National Army and AMISOM captured the towns of Jalalaqsi and Halgan in Hiiraan Region.
This is part of the ongoing Operation Indian Ocean in which the government and AMISOM want to flash Alshabaab out of their positions in the country. Abdullahi Barre Ilmi who was among the top army officials who took part in the fighting confirmed the matter to Dalsan Radio. However, he didn’t give more details on casualty figures.
Calm has however returned to Jalalaqsi and Halgan and their environs but they government troops are doing inspections in some neighbourhoods of Jalalaqsi