(ANSA) — ROME, AUGUST 20 — The airstrike by Somali security forces to liberate the Hayat Hotel, which was attacked in the evening by Al Qaeda-linked Islamist terrorists Al Shabaab and has so far caused the deaths of at least 8 civilians. Gunshots and sporadic explosions can still be heard as the military besiege the terrorists barricading themselves at the popular hotel frequented by Somalis and foreigners.
“The security forces are still neutralizing terrorists who have barricaded themselves in a hotel room.
Most people have been rescued, but so far the deaths of at least eight civilians have been confirmed,” said Commander Mohamed Abdikadir. ANSA).
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