11 June 2018

Somalia: Jubbaland Leader Visits Troops On Front Line Near Kismayo

The leader of Jubbaland State, Ahmed Madobe has elated troops on the front line in newly captured areas near the port city of Kismayo amid rising Al-Shabaab attacks.

On Sunday, Madoobe has arrived in Bar-Sanguni village on a surprise work visit hours after Al-Shabaab attacked base belonging to Somali forces and U.S. Special Forces in the area.

The allied troops retreated from the area located about 45km north of the city, allowing the militants to come back and retake the base without a resistance.

The regional leader is on a mission to assess the security situation of the areas under Jubbaland forces backed by Somali government and foreign troops, including Americans.

Last Friday, a U.S. service member was killed and four were wounded after Al-Shabaab attacked their base in Bar-Sanguni village with mortars and small arms.

In recent past few weeksShababhabab stepped up its attacks aimed at toppling the Internationally recognized Somali government based in Mogadishu.

Somalia

For Once, Mogadishu Can Watch World Cup With Little Fear

For years, residents of Mogadishu wanting to watch the World Cup on TV have done so at risk to life and limb. Islamist… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Shabelle Media Network. 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 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 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.