The security forces of interim Juba administration in Southern Somalia backed by AMISOM launched massive security crackdown in Hagar locality and other areas in Lower Juba region.
Some areas in the region the joint forces clashed with Al-shabab members who attacked the forces as reporters in the region confirm.
The security officials declined to give immediate about the operations in Hagar locality and its neibourhood, but officials say the aim of the operations is to maintain the overall security of the areas withdrawn by Al-shabab.
On the other hand the joint forces are advancing to Jilib district, a stronghold of Al-shabab. Kenyan warplanes have been carrying out airstrikes targeting Al-shabab bases in the district.