El Barde — Heavy fightings between federal government troops and Alshabab fighters occurred today in El Barde town Bakool region. Eyewitness confirmed to Shabelle radio that a heavy fighting broke up between government troops and Alshabab fighters in the early hours of today morning.
Fighting erupted when government troops supported by the Ethiopian military attacked Shabab bases in the region. The government troops aided by the Ethiopian military have launched attacks on Alshabab controlled areas in the region for the past few days aiming to expand government control in parts of Bakool and Bai regions. The situation of the towns where the confrontations occurred is reported to be stable for now.