In January, the Federal Government said the national army along with the support of clan militia had killed over 2000 militants and liberated tens of villages and towns in the central regions of Middle Shabelle, Hiiraan and Galgaduud. Additionally, President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced in mid-January that the government had frozen 250 bank accounts and 70 mobile money-transfer accounts in its bid to cut off al-Shabaab financing.
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