14 February 2016

Somalia: Al Shabaab Retakes Burweyn After Clash With SNA Troops

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Heavily armed militants with Al shabaab poured into the strategic area of Burweyn near Bulo-Burde town following a fierce battle with Somali troops.

Reports from the village indicate that Al shabaab fighters launched a major counter-offensive on Burweyn, and have taken the area from SNA and AMISOM.

Abdiaziz Durow, the district commissioner of Bulo-Burde said SNA and AMISOM forces killed at least 10 Al shabaab members during the fight.

The gunfight left three SNA soldiers wounded, according to the DC.

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