Somali army regains second town from Al-Shabaab in two days

A military official has confirmed to Keydmedia English that the SNA forces backed by Galmudug regional soldiers have retaken full control of Amara, a small town in the southern Mudug region on Sunday morning.

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Somali army regains second town from Al-Shabaab in two days

GALKAYO, Somalia – Somali military continues to gain territorial gains in the ongoing operations against Al-Shabaab, the Al-Qaeda-linked terror group that poses a potent threat to the country’s security.

A military official has confirmed to Keydmedia English that the SNA forces backed by Galmudug regional soldiers have retaken full control of Amara, a small town in the southern Mudug region on Sunday morning.

The officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the capture came following heavy fighting between the allied troops and Al-Shabaab in Godad village, approximately 15kms from Amara town.

"Amara is now under the control of the joint forces. Gov. soldiers are now heading to Sigro village controlled by the terror group," said Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, a government spokesman.

The latest reports from the region indicate that the sacked Mogadishu police chief Brigadier General Sadak John is leading the operation aimed to liberate the areas still remained under Al-Shabaab control.

On Saturday, the Somali troops wrested control of Ba’adweyne in the same region without a battle after Al-Shabaab fighters fled from their bases ahead of the offensive.

KEYDMEDIA English 

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