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Sheikh Mohamed Hussein (Al Qadi), a senior Ahlu Sunna group said that their fighters, with the support of Somali national army have launched Sunday an offensive against the militants who set up the roadblocks in the streets near Garbaharey city, the capital of Gedo region.
"Our fighters, along with Somali Federal government troops have attacked bases for Al shabab near their major stronghold of Baardheere town, where the allied troops managed to dislodge the illegal blockades laid by the rebels," he added.
Al shabab used to besiege residents in the newly liberated towns in south and central Somalia since Somali and African Union troops began a joint military offensive against the militants in last march, seizing more than 10 towns.
The group have also warned the local truck drivers of entering aid and commercial food to the towns under Somali and AMISOM troops control, making the living situation very hard and people began to flee.
KON English News Desk