At least 35 Al-Shabaab militants have been killed and several others injured after an exchange of fire between Somali national army, backed by African Union forces, and the militants in Somalia's Qoryoley town.
"We have collected their bodies to bury now."
"We had prior intelligence that the terrorists are going to attack us and this caused more casualties on the enemy side," he said.
Al-Shabaab has not yet commented on Ali's statement.
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