Somali commandos, along with foreign forces have conducted an overnight raid in a militant-controlled base in Lower Shabelle region, targeting top Al shabaab leaders at a meeting. on Tuesday morning Radio Baidoa Reports.
Using helicopters, the Somali well trained Commandos and troops possibly from US, have swooped into Toratorow area, approximately 90Km south-west of Mogadishu, according to residents.
Reliable sources say the special raid was aimed to free several hostages held at a prison in the town that is run by Al shabaab militants.
Al shabaab fighters resisted the attack and engaged a heavy gunfire with the invading Somali commandos and the foreign forces, but no casualties reported.
Radio Baidoa, English News Desk
Reporter By Baashaa Ismail