20 August 2009

Somalia: Harakat Al-Shabab Mujahideen Forces Take Over Parts of Beledweyn Town

Baladweyn — Forces loyal to Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen have taken over the control of parts of Beledweyn town in Hiran region, just as bitter fighting continues in Bula burde district in the region, witnesses told Shabelelle radio on Thursday.

Reports say that fighters of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen captured Hawl-wadag neighborhood in the town hours ago as sporadic fighting between both sides continued Thursday.

It is unclear the real casualties of the fighting as more of the Islamist forces entered to parts of Halwadag neighborhood in the town in central Somalia

Residents expressed concern about the fighting as the business movement of the town was halted due to the clashes between the transitional government troops and Islamists in the town.

We shall keep updating you for any further details about the news as soon as possible.

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