Al-Shabaab takes control of key area in Somalia

Galmudug state leader failed in the security and the fight against Al-Shabaab after spending most of his time staying in Mogadishu for Farmajo's interests. 

Warar Keydmedia Online
Al-Shabaab takes control of key area in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia - A resident says heavily armed Al-Shabaab fighters moved into a key town in central Somalia on Tuesday midnight without encountering resistance from troops.

The gun-toting militants have peacefully seized control of El-dhere, small but a strategic town that lies about 30Kms east of Dhusamareb, the Galmudug capital.

Al-Shabaab blew up the town’s key structures, including the police station, the administrative headquarters, and the court complex using IEDs, according to a resident.

The terrorists withdrew from the area following a brief control and retreated back to Bulacle, a nearby Al-Shabaab stronghold located on the outskirts of Dhusamareb city.

Galmudug forces were reportedly regained control of the village after Al-Shabaab's exit and began military movement to ensure the security of the regional capital.

Al-Shabaab has on Tuesday captured Mataban town in the Hiran region, central Somalia which was under Galmudug control. The group left the key district on the same day.

Galmudug faces a security crisis as Villa Somalia is accused of meddling in the state’s affairs. Mogadishu sent forces to the region during an anti-ASWJ offensive in October.

Galmudug state leader failed in the security and the fight against Al-Shabaab after spending most of his time staying in Mogadishu working on Farmajo's re-election comapign. 

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Warar 19 January 2022 16:49

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