June 28, 2020:
Security forces of Somali have killed a commander of the al Shabaab militant group in a military operation. Reuter’s reporter says that Ahsraf Azmi Abu Hamdan was from Nepal and he was a senior trainer in the Islamist group.
He was killed in an operation in the Middle Juba region in southern Somalia, state radio said. Three other fighers were also killed.
Al-Shabaab has been fighting to topple Somalia’s central government since 2008 to establish its own rule based on a strict interpretation of Islam’s sharia law.