Jubbaland forces have on early Saturday taken over western part of Kismayo from the Al-Shabaab group who has been in control over the past years.
Jubbaland and Somali National Army forces in recent days have been conducting operations against Al-Shabaab in the region and have seized several areas in the region from the Al-Shabaab group.
Abdinuur Ibrahim Hussein, the spokesperson of the Jubaland security forces, told the media that the troops took control of eastern Kismayo areas including La heleey, beerxaani, Abdi Dhoore and haad-weyne.
The troops who are currently in control of the areas have set a base to stay and cover the areas from the Al-Shabaab to come back.
“The areas that the troops have seized over the Al-Shabaab are safe and secure under the control of the Jubbaland Forces,” said Abdinuur
He added that they will continue to increase the security operations in all parts of the region to flush out the Al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabab, which is fighting the southern part of Somalia routinely targets AU forces and government bases in the country.