Published On: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

Puntland forces raid ISIS bases in Qandala city

A resident says the naval forces of the semi-autonomous state of Puntland in northeastern Somalia raided ISIL militants in Qandala coastal town of Bari region.

Puntland marine troops attacked remote areas outside the town of Qandala, where pro-ISIS militants are believed to have hideout bases.

A local resident, speaking on condition of anonymity said there were casualties from the Puntland naval forces shelling, but could not give the exact figure.

There has been no comment from Puntland officials on the seaborne attack.

Last month, heavily armed ISIL militants captured the coastal town of Qandala, which lies around 75km east of Bosaso port town in Bari region following Puntland army withdrawal.

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