The president of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has sent his heartfelt condolences to the country's armed forces for the loss of commanders killed in the Galcad attack by Al-Shabaab on Friday morning.
In a statement, Mohamud praised the government troops for their selfless and heroic action to avert the Al-Shabaab attack on their base in Galcad town which is under Galmudug state.
The president said the SNA taught an unforgettable lesson to Al-Shabaab after inflicting irretrievable losses during the counter-attack.
The head of the state has specially condoled over the death of the deputy commander of the Danab brigade of SNA Major Hassan Mohamed Osman [Hassan Tuure], who was among those who perished in the dawn attack.
Hassan Sheikh Mohamud who is in Baidoa for reconciling Southwest State leaders at loggerheads over Lafta-Garen's term extension lauded SNA's progress in the fight against Al-Shabaab.
"The latest capture of the key areas and towns marks the end of Al-Shabaab," said Mohamud, adding that the attacks by the militants will not drail the re-liberation efforts.