Somali Forces Take Control of Key Town


Government soldiers along with African Union troops have taken control of a strategic city which was a former Al Shabaab stronghold.
  • Somalia:  Govt Wrestles Key Town From Militants

    Shabelle Media Network, 9 December 2012

    Somali government forces backed by African union forces have taken control of the key town ofJowharin middle Shabelle region, according to officials and eyewitnesses. read more »

A soldier stands over the weapons seized from suspected members of Al Shabaab (file photo).

  • Somalia:  Somali and AU Forces Capture Jowhar From Al Shabaab

    Garowe Online, 9 December 2012

    Somali government troops backed by African Union (AU) forces, captured the city of Jowhar 90 KMs northwest of Mogadishu, after a brief clash with Al Shabaab fighters, Garowe Online ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Somali Forces and Amisom Secure Jawhar

    Shabelle Media Network, 9 December 2012

    The Somali National Army, with the support of AMISOM troops, has today captured the town of Jawhar, 90 km northwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu. read more »

  • Somalia:  Puntland Commandos Unit Capture Al Shabaab Mountain Outpost

    Garowe Online, 9 December 2012

    Puntland commandos carried out a nighttime raid on an alleged Al Shabaab outpost in the Golis Mountain Range, inflicting Al Shabaab casualties and confiscating weapons and supplies ... read more »

  • Somalia:  Somalia - Puntland Commandos Raid Al Shabaab Operations Base in Golis Mountains

    Garowe Online, 9 December 2012

    Puntland commandos raided an Al Shabaab terrorist group operations base, penetrating deep in the Golis Mountains Range in a well-planned and executed operation involving Puntland ... read more »

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