Published On: Sat, Jan 7th, 2017

Jubbaland army launches attack on Al-Shabaab base

Jubbaland state forces backed by Ethiopian troops serving with AMISOM have launched a joint military offensive against Al shabaab bastion near the port city of Kismayo on Friday.

The allied troops pushed Al shabaab out of Singalar area, located about 30Km south of Kismayo, after a brief exchange of gunfight with the Al shabaab militants, residents said.

Reports said Jubbaland and Ethiopian forces retreated from the area following Al shabaab counter-attack which left several soldiers dead, while scores wounded.

The coalition forces have encountered came under gun and bomb attack from Al shabaab while on their way back to Kismayo city, the seat of Jubbaland state.

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