The SNA said it carried out anti-terror operations against Al-Shabaab fighters in the Lower Shabelle on Sunday.
The 16th Danab Commando Unit said that the operation targeted fighters in the Toratorow, Aliyow and Barrow in the Lower Shabelle region.
The elite commando unit said they destroyed Al-Shabaab checkpoints in the area that the Al Qaeda-linked militant insurgency group uses to extort money from travellers.
The SNA added that six Al-Shabaab fighters were arrested during the operation and that it wrested control of the troubled regions from Al-Shabaab.
Somali government forces often conduct such operations against Al Shabab in areas and municipalities in the Lower Shabelle region where they exert considerable influence.