Ahlu Suna Wal Jama’a officials in Gedo region stated that they will capture Bardhere district.
Mohamed Yusuf Al-Qadhi, among the top officials of Ahlu Suna in Southern Somalia stated that Ahlu Suna militias together with government forces have taken over many areas from Al-shabab.
Al-Qadi reiterated that the forces will not rest until the remaining areas under the control of Al-shabab in the region including Bardhere, the last stronghold of the group will come back to the federal government’s control.
He also underlined that the number of Al-shabab militias in Bardhere are few therefore he added does no much resistance expected from the group in the town.
Al-shabab has lost the control of many areas in South and Central Somalia since Operation Indian Ocean launched by the joint forces.