Published On: Sat, Jan 7th, 2017

Jubbaland forces retake town from Al shabaab

Jubbaland state troops have retaken control of Bulo-Gadud district, about 30Km north of Kismayo, the coastal city in Somalia’s southern Lower Jubba region on Friday.

Local residents said Jubbaland forces, along with AMISOM soldiers engaged Al shabaab a heavy gunfight with Al shabaab militants in the outskirts before taking Bulo-Gadud town.

The Al Qaeda-linked Al shabaab militants control large swathes of territories in Lower and middle Jubba regions in southern Somalia, despite being driven out of the most strongholds.

The African Union forces in Somalia have helped Somali federal government and regional states to push out Al shabaab from its main strongholds in south and central of the country.

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