Reports from Lower Shabelle region indicate that the Somali government forces have been conducting major operations in Leego, and other suburbs in the area.
Witnesses said that the Somali National Army early Thursday conducted a heavy operation in the area after they were yesterday targeted by an IED attack.
The officers who are leading the operation have declined to comment on their operations.
The situation of the area remains calm and no casualties were reported.
SNA backed with AMISOM has managed to drive out Al-Shabaab from mainly key towns in Somalia.
Lower Shabelle which once used to be Al-Shabaab stronghold is an agricultural and strategic town located in the southwest of the Somali capital Mogadishu.
The group is carrying out hit and run attacks in major towns under government and deadly explosions in the capital Mogadishu.