Dalsan Radio (Mogadishu)

22 March 2014

Somalia: Somali Army Backed By AU Forces Embark to Qoryoley Town in Lower Shabelle

According to residents in Lower Shabelle region, Somali government forces backed by the African Union forces attacked the town of Qoryoley early on Saturday morning.

Heavy fighting is reportedly underway as the joint forces attempting to liberate the town from the Al Qaeda linked group of al Shabab.

There were no yet details of casualties, despite locals tell heavy gun battle and the roars of heavy weapons could be heard in the nearby locations.

Qoryole is a farmland town located in Lower Shabelle region, and now is under the control of al Shabab.

Ads by Google

Copyright © 2014 Dalsan Radio. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.