Al-Shabab Briefly Takes over El-Berde town, southwestern Somalia

EL-BERDE, Somalia (Keydmedia) — Somali militant rebel group of Al- Shabaab on Wednesday morning briefly seized a strategic town in Bakol region, southwestern of war-wrecked horn of Africa nation before they were pushed back by pro-government soldiers backed by Ethiopian forces, Keydmedia reports.
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Al-Shabaab fighters took over the town following fierce battles with local Somali forces that were forced out of the town hours later, but the TFG soldiers regrouped on the outskirts of the town and launched a counter- attack on the militants, killing 25 combatants from both sides, according to locals.

It was not immediately available both Al-shabab rebels and TFG officials for comments  on the latest fighting in El-Berde town, which has previously changed hands between the two sides(Al-shabab and Somali soldiers). - Mogadishu, Somalia

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