Harardhere is the second al-Shabaab stronghold in Galmudug state.
Earlier Monday the army said it seized the town of Galcad. Somalia’s Military
officials say they are now focusing on Elbur and Galhareri towns, another Al Shabab strongholds areas.
Minister, Abdukadir Mohamed Nur said
that SNA forces were in full control of Harardhere and started clearance
operation, as quoted by SONNA,
the state news agency.
“I can confirm to you that I am at Harardhere town in Mudug region under
Galmudug State in Somalia, the forces liberated Gal’ad town in Galgudud region
in the morning, Our forces are in full control of these cities”, The Defense
He urged Galmudug State forces and locals to ensure the control of those
towns,adding the forces will liberate remaining areas still Al-Shabaab
Prime Minister Hamza Abdi
Barre has commended Somali National Armed forces and the locals
for capturing the strategic town of Harardhere, that had fallen
in the hands of the army, on Monday. The PM in a tweet praised
the the bravery and the sacrifices of the SNA and locals,