Sabahi (Washington, DC)

25 February 2013

Somalia: Somali, African Union Forces Liberate Two Towns From Al-Shabaab

The Somali National Army, backed by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), pushed al-Shabaab militants out of Dardan and Jirada Kullow in the Bay region in simultaneous dawn operations, AMISOM announced Saturday (February 23rd).

After the liberation of these two strategic towns, allied forces have captured six key positions from al-Shabaab in less than 10 days.

Allied forces will next target other towns along the Afgoye-Baidoa corridor, as al-Shabaab insurgents have been fleeing without resistance.

"AMISOM will continue to confront the enemies of peace and to support the people of Somalia as they strive to rebuild their nation," said Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia Mahamet Saleh Annadif.

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