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Barawe town falls into the hands of Somali Army

By Tajuddin
In Local News
Oct 5th, 2014
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Somali army commander with the Chief of AMISOM forces at  press conference

Somali army commander with the Chief of AMISOM forces at press conference

Barawe ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somali National Army supported by African Union troops in Somalia (AMISOM) have finally seized the strategic town of Barawe from al Shabaab militant group, the group’s last major stronghold in the country.

Lower Shabelle Governor, Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur Siidi confirmed the fall of Barawe after fierce fighting erupted between al Shabaab militants and advancing allied forces.
He said two soldiers from the allied forces have been injured while 13 al Shabaab fighters were killed in the clashes.

He added the forces have set up military bases in and around the town to ensure the security of the town.

He also confirmed there will be talks between the allied forces and the residents of Barawe to discuss ways to establish close ties between the forces and the residents to improve the security of the town.

Reports from the coastal town of Barawe on Friday indicated al Shabaab fighters were seen withdrawing from the town along with their battle-wagons loaded with weapons as the allied forces were closing in on the town.

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