1 November 2012

Somalia: Somali Forces Sweep the Port City of Marko

Marko — An official in Somalia says government forces launched Thursday a massive crackdown in the port city of Marko, prior to several killing a senior army commander.

Abdi Salan, the official told Shabelle Media Network station by phone that the forces were in successful capturing many people in connection with the recent murder of General Gordan and in security activities during the sweep.

General Farah (Gordan) was killed along with four other soldiers in an ambush last Sunday in Elwaregow area near Marko city, 100 Kilometers (62 miles) northeast of Mogadishu.

Mr. Salan highlighted that Investigations are underway and authorities in Marko have not released a statement on the matter.

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