Daily News header

Somaliland-U.S. Joint Operation Apprehend Al Shabaab Members

By

Ten men, believed to be Al Shabaab fighters, were apprehended overnight in Burco town in the Togdher region of Somaliland in northern Somalia.

The Al Shabaab members were apprehended in a joint operation involving the authority of the breakaway state of Somaliland and the United States of America according to intelligence sources. The operation took place early on Saturday morning.

Local elders of Burco town told newsblaze that the operation involved American soldiers as well as anti-terrorist forces of Somaliland.

A police officer of Burco town that requested to remain unnamed has also verified to the Somaliweyn website that the apprehended men are members of Al Shabaab. They have been transferred to Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland, where they will stand trial.

So far the Somaliland authorities have not officially commented on the operation and the general situation in Burco town is reported to be relatively calm.

Burco is the main town of northern Somalia with a large base of Al Shabaab supporters especially supporters of Ahmed Godan Abu Zubeyr, one of the senior Al Shabab leaders.

Hassan Ali Gesey is an experienced correspondent in Mogadishu, Somalia

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related World News News

John Child says although the countdown to a new constitution has started, the likelihood of getting a constitution at all next year, is very low.
Without an Iran-friendly PM in Iraq, Iran will have difficulty in Iraq. ISIS helps control the Sunni problem. The international community needs to break this wicked weave.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine, in the Donetsk region, near the Russian border. Separatists suspected in the downing say their weapons could not reach the flight.
Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions, their support for terrorism and religious fundamentalism, and their worsening human rights record were discussed.
Israel must take the initiative because its extraordinary achievements and permanence cannot be sustained by its military prowess alone.
When barriers are removed, it is only then the youth can realize their full potential and help drive social and economic development.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site