Somali soldiers patrol near the wreckage of car bomb that was detonated at the main gate of the presidential palace in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, July, 9, 2014. Somali troops retook the presidential palace in the capital of Mogadishu after militants forced their way in and exchanged heavy gunfire with troops and guards Tuesday, the latest attack underscoring the threat posed by Islamic extremist group al-Shabab in east Africa. Smoke billowed from inside the heavily-fortified presidential compound, and loud explosions and gunfire could be heard as troops tried to repel the intruders. After more than two hours of fighting, Somalia's presidency said in a Twitter update that "the shameful attack" had been foiled by Somalia's armed forces fighting alongside African Union peacekeepers. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh

President Farmaajo authorized Somali security forces, in coordination with our international partners, to conduct a security operation against al-Shabaab terrorists in Jilib, Middle Juba region.

Our security forces killed seven al-Shabaab militants, including a senior al-Shabaab leader responsible for multiple bombings in Mogadishu.

H.E. Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo), the President and his administration remain resolute in their commitment to eradicate al-Shabaab’s ability to conduct senseless acts of violence and crimes against the people of Somalia, its East African neighbors, and the international community.

Ministry of Information, Culture & Tourism