Over 100 al-Shabaab militants were reportedly killed by Somali forces and “international partner” airstrikes or ground operations on the outskirts of the village of El-Dhere on November 26, 2022.
Voice of America quoted Somalia’s deputy information minister, Abdirahman Yusuf Omar Adala, who said that an operation conducted by the Somali army, backed by locals and international partners assisting from the air, resulted in the death of more than 100 al-Shabaab militants, including 10 “ringleaders”, on the outskirts of the village of El-Dhere. The operation reportedly resulted in the liberation of El-Dhere from al-Shabaab control and the seizure of their weaponry.
Local sources provided similar casualty figures and details they also obtained from the Somali government.
While no sources directly implicated the US in the operation, the Somali government’s reference to “international partners” has in the past indicated US involvement.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
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Reports of the incident mention the village of El Dhere, for which the generic coordinates are: 5.368333, 46.191111. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.