Al shabab attacks Somali, AU forces in Badade
(Sh. M. Network)-- Heavily armed Al shabab fighters attacked on Thursday night the town of Badade under the control of Kenyan forces, serving with the AMISOM and the Somalia's Transitional Federal Government soldiers.
Residents of northern Mogadishu reported hearing kabooms and gunfire used in Badade combat on Wednesday as Somali government and African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
soldiers advanced on other Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
positions in the same region.
The casualty is yet unclear. Al shabab Death Eaters have lost control of the southern town of Badade in last February, and therefore they have receded back towards Kismayu".
The offensive comes several days after Al-Shabaab displayed the dead bodies of four soldiers, two Kenyans and two Somalia in Kismayo following heavy fighting
... as opposed to the more usual light or desultory fighting...
in Miido area, close to Afmadow town.
...back at the secret hideout, Scarface Al sneeringly put his proposition to little Nell...
Somali and Kenya continue to step up attacks against Al-Shabaab-controlled port town of Kismayo, where for the fourth-day is under sea, air and ground strikes, forcing local residents to flee their houses.
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