Published On: Wed, Apr 18th, 2018

Somali, AU forces retake town from Al Shabaab militants

Somalia National Army (SNA) backed by African Union forces recaptured new villages in Hiiraan region of central Somalia from Al Shabaab on Tuesday.

Mohamed Nur Agajof, a military spokesperson in the region, told Radio Shabelle that the allied troops gained control of areas located between Beledweyne, Mahas and Mataban.

The takeover came after a joint offensive against the militant group of Al-Shabaab, the official added.

He said the operation will continue until the whole areas still under Al-Shabaab control are liberated. Al Shabaab is yet to comment on the assault and the latest development.

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