Mogadishu — Reports from the town of Jowhar, which has recently fallen under the control of Somali federal government with a help from the African union forces, say that Somali government forces are conducting security operations there.
Government forces are reported to be carrying security operations throughout all the neighbourhoods of the town.
Jowhar was a stronghold for the Al Qaeda linked group of Al Shahab for three years before they fled the city few days ago after Somali government forces backed African union troops advanced to it.
A resident in the town told Shabelle media network that government forces are seen moving around the town.
Somali government forces are expanding their control in much of South and central after Al Shabab weakened militarily and also lost the support of the public because of their violent conducts including assassinations, suicide attacks and targeted killings against key figures in the society.
Somali security forces conducting security operation in Jowhar