Sheikh Mohamed Abu Abdurrahman, the chairman of Al shabaab for Benadir region told the local press that they have prepared new military tactics to battle the government forces and African Union peacekeepers in Mogadishu.
The official made the comments at run down factory in Mogadishu’s Yaqashid district where they displayed three soldiers they said had defected from Somali government with their guns and a luxury car.
Abu Abdurrahman mentioned their planned tactics went successful. But he denied they had fled Mogadishu, vowing they will redouble their combat in the capital.
Last month, Al shabaab was driven out of Mogadishu by African Union troops which they claim was a tacctical retreat. Since then Somali forces backed African Union troops gradually took control the districts and neighborhoods the group deserted.