4 November 2009

Somalia: Hisbu Islam Official Claims Victory Over the Fighting in Beledweyn Town

Beledweyn — Sheik Muse Abdi Arale, the security secretary of defense of Hizbul Islam organization has Wednesday claimed victory over the fighting in Beledweyn town in Hiran region, just after heavy clashes between Islamists and TFG soldiers that left 5 injuring 8 others.

At least 5 people were killed and 8 others were wounded in a fighting between both sides around Janta Kundishe in Hiran region on Wednesday moring.

The secretary said that they had forcibly routed the transitional government soldiers from their bases in Janta Kundishe Mountain in Hiran region adding that they inflicted more casualties to the soldiers during the fighting.

"The fighting started as the Islamist forces attacked the government soldiers in Janta Kundishe. We achieved them. They were planning to fight against the forces in Beledweyn town in Hiran region," Sheik Muse said.

The statement of the Hizbul Islam organization comes as the government officials in Hiran region said that fighting continued out of Beledweyn town in the region in central Somalia.

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