Militants have captured a military base in southern Somalia. Four people, including three Somali security officers, were killed in fighting between al-Shabaab militants and regional forces. Al-Shabaab fighters in Jubaland state captured the Garili military base, which was recently handed over to Somalia by the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF).
Ibrahim Guled Aden, governor of the El Wak district in the southern region of Gedo, confirmed that several people were wounded in the fighting that led to al-Shabaab taking control of the airport.
Aden said, “Al-Shabaab fighters attacked and captured our forces at the Guerilla base. They are in complete control after defeating our small number of forces, but we are recapturing the base.” Trying to gain control.” The Gerile military base, located about 12 km from the Kenyan border, was handed over to Somali security forces on June 29, Xinhua news agency reported.