Somalia faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world - minister
Local residents in Jalalaqsi which lies 200Km North of Mogadishu said that Somali and AMISOM troops drove into the city and met no military resistance from the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabab group. During the takeover, Residents remained indoors and businesses were closed.
"We pray their arrival of Somali and AMISOM troops will not bring chaos and robbery as happened in other towns. We have actually suffered a lot," said Mohamed Hashi, a resident in the town told KON by phone.
The Somali and allied African forces have made significant progress the ongoing offensive dubbed
The UK Government has said that these support measures will help half a million people amid the current famine crisis that Somalia is facing.