Published On: Wed, Dec 7th, 2016

Puntland forces recapture Qandala from IS militants

Puntland state forces have wrested full control of the Qandala coastal town of Bari region following days of battle with pro-Islamic state militants, according to the sources.

Yusuf Mohamed, the governor of Bari region has confirmed the seizure of Qandala. He said Puntland troops attacked the city from sea and land before seizing it from ISIL fighters.

He added that the regional forces have inflicted heavy loses of life on ISIS militants during the military operation in Qandala town, which is located some 75Km east of Bosaso city.

The operation to retake Qandala back from the ISIS began exactly one week ago. The Islamic state militants captured the town in October this year from Puntland army.

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