Hirunews Logo
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
Somali+troops+%27capture+key+port+town%27+from+al-Shabab.
Monday, 06 October 2014 - 8:51
Somali troops 'capture key port town' from al-Shabab.
21

Shares
2,533

Views
Somali government troops backed by African Union forces have taken the last coastal stronghold of the al-Shabab Islamist group.

But the AU told the BBC the joint forces were not yet in full control of the town, and the AU had parked its heavy armour on its outskirts.

Barawe, 220km south-west of the capital Mogadishu, has not been run by the central government for 23 years.

The AU says al-Shabab used Barawe as a base to launch attacks on the capital.

Residents said many of the al-Qaeda-aligned militants had begun withdrawing from the key port town on Friday.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
You may also like :
HiruNews
Thursday, 16 August 2018 - 16:24
Mangroves play a critical role in maintaining the ecological balance in Sri Lanka's coastal areas.However, some money-hungry people do not understand this.Our... Read More
HiruNews
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,968 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
1,098 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
6,700 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
16,896 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
65 Views
HiruNews
HiruNews
HiruNews
45,244 Views
Top