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Al-shabab defeated in Rabdhure, key town in central Somalia

Tigrai Onlne - March 06, 2014

Al-shabab defeated in Rabdhure, key town in central Somalia
Ethiopia troops have vowed to help defeat the terrorist militants who are trained and armed by the Eritrean regime

Ethiopian and Somali government forces have seized a key town in central Somalia from the Islamist militant group al-Shabab, officials say.

At least 12 people were killed in heavy fighting for control of Rabdhure town in Bakol region, residents said. The attack may signal the start of a new offensive against al-Shabab, according to a BBC reporter in Somalia.

Ethiopian troops are part of a 22,000-strong African Union (AU) force battling the militants in Somalia. Ethiopian forces did not suffer any casualties, they said. Troops are now advancing towards Bakol's regional capital, Hudur, which is controlled by al-Shabab, our reporter says.  

Source: BBC - Read more http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26467047


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