9 March 2014

Somalia: Bakool Region Captured By Defence Forces As the Citizens Vacate

The tension is high in Hudur and Waajid of the Bakool regions after for the past 2 days the government forces supported by Ethiopian soldiers captured some territories that Al-Shabaab had control over for the last few years.

The locals are said to have vacated the towns and the troops are conducting search sweeps within the towns to strengthen the peace.

Officials from the Somali government in Bakool have told Shabelle that Al-Shabaab ordered the civilians to vacate their homes and mentioned that they will take action regarding this.

Waajid and Hudur are now under control by troops from Ethiopia as well as the Somali government despite there are no citizens currently residing in those towns after a retreat from Al-Shabaab.


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