10 January 2013

Somalia: Army to Launch Attacks On Militants in Gedo Region

Garbaharey — Somali defence ministry ordered urgent military operations against the remnants of Al Shabab fighters who are still in some areas of Gedo region in South west Somalia, according to Somali military officials in that region.

Abdi Barre Abdi, a military official in Gedo region told Shabelle media network that top officials from the Somali defence ministry who visited the region recently, ordered the officials to flush Al Shabab out of that region by launching attacks on the positions they stiil control in that strategic which borders both Ethiopia and Kenya.

Somali defence minister Abdihakim Fiqi was also one of the officials who have recently been there in Gedo province.

Residents in Gedo say that there are military movements in the region by Somali government forces particularly around Bardhere and Bur Dhubo which are only towns still under Al Shabab in whole Gedo region.

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