12 militants killed in Somalia air strike

MOGADISHU: An air raid carried out by troops including those from Somali National Army (SNA) killed 12 al-Shabab militants in the central region, the allied forces said Sunday. The collective self-defense air strike, which was carried out Friday at the request of the Somali government, occurred in a remote area about 45 km southwest of Hobyo, Somalia, the forces said in a joint statement. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has declared an all-out war against al-Shabab, which is affiliated with the al-Qaida-linked terrorist network, since he was sworn into office in May 2022. –Agencies