The Ugandan army announced that its soldiers, working as part of the peacekeeping force in Somalia, killed 189 militants of the “Al-Shabab” movement, which is linked to the “Al Qaeda” organization, in an attack on one of their camps.
The Ugandan People’s Defense Forces (the army) indicated in a statement that its soldiers “raided the hideouts of Al-Shabaab on Friday in the villages of Segal, Ademul and Kaitwe, more than 100 kilometers southwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The Ugandan Defense Forces pointed out that “the raid killed 189 militants linked to” Al Qaeda “, and destroyed a number of military equipment and tools, which they used in terrorist attacks.”
While there was no immediate comment from the “youth movement” on the Ugandan attack.
It is worth noting that the Ugandan forces are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which aims to support the central Somali government and stop the efforts of the “youth” movement to topple it. Al-Shabab, which aims to overthrow the Somali government and impose its strict interpretation of Islamic law, Most of south-central Somalia until 2011, when African Union forces drove it out of Mogadishu.
Despite the loss of territory, Al-Shabaab continues to launch massive attacks with firearms and bombs, and often claims that its casualty numbers conflict with those provided by government officials.