Somali National Army (SNA) said, on Tuesday, its forces arrested al-Shabab’s head responsible for explosive devices in the Mudug region, the central part of Somalia.
Radio Mogadishu reported that Salman Dadir was arrested while transporting explosive devices near Amara town.
It said Dadir was captured by the 21st division of the SNA backed by the Galmudug States security forces while driving a car containing explosives.
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The latest arrest of Dadir has been hailed as a significant step in liberating the region from al-Shabab.
The Somali government said last week that the ongoing military operations have registered significant gains in uprooting al-Shabab.
It is also nd recovering important territories which were previously outside government control.
The government also said it has made huge progress in weakening financial strength of al-Shabab terrorists.
These include closing 250 bank accounts to tighten the militant group’s funding sources. (Xinhua)
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