Africa
  World
  Islam
  Health
  Photos

World Islamic Prayer

Cimilada
VOA Somali
BBC Somali 14:00
BBC Somali 18:00
Deutsche Welle
BBC Radio
Voice of America
IRIN Radio
NPR Radio
Radio Netherland
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Somalia
Al Shabaab battle with government forces in south central Somalia

QANSAH DHERE, Somalia Aug 4 2012 (Garowe Online) – Somali forces battled with Al Shabaab insurgents in the town of Qansah Dhere located in the region Bay, Garowe Online reports.

At least 15 people were killed in the battle that lasted for many hours, according to local sources.

The clashes sparked after Al Shabaab militants ambushed Somali forces stationed in the town of Qansah Dhere.

Witnesses said that the Al Shabaab agents covered their faces and could be seen all around the town in technical vehicles while they conducted their attack.

According to Bay region Governor, Abdifatah Hasan Gesey, the ambush by Al Shabaab insurgents was a failure for the terrorist network as Somali forces repelled the attack.

“This morning Al Shabaab agents attacked the town of Qansah Dhere, and truthfully this was a big defeat for the group, as Somali forces fended off the attack,” said Governor Gesey, adding,” The bodies of Al Shabaab agents covered the streets of Qansah Dhere.”

The Mayor of Qansah Dhere, Adan Abdi Adan said that the Somali forces killed 13 Al Shabaab agents and that only 2 government soldiers were killed in the battle.

Al Shabaab media stated that they had achieved their goal which was to attack Somali forces in the town and retreat.

Al Shabaab had been forced out of Bay region as Somali troops backed by Ethiopian forces liberated the region of the terrorist network.

GAROWE ONLINE

RELATED:
Somalia: Al Shabaab fighters ambush Federal Govt troops in Bay, 6 militants killed
Somalia: Ugandan Guard Unit arrives in Mogadishu for UN personnel, bases protection
Somalia: Somaliland forces withdraw from historic town of Taleh


Advertisement
 

Vacancy Anouncment Legal Advisor for the Puntland House of Representatives

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: Al Shabaab fighters ambush Federal Govt troops in Bay, 6 militants killed

BAIDOA, Somalia April 17, 2014 (Garowe Online)

Somalia: Ugandan Guard Unit arrives in Mogadishu for UN personnel, bases protection

Somalia: Somaliland forces withdraw from historic town of Taleh

Somalia: Somaliland troops seize Taleh town ahead of clan convention

Somalia: No-confidence motion against President Hassan looms-Sources

Somalia: Kuwaiti Company to construct Airport, University in Puntland

Somalia: Federal Govt, Ethiopian troops clash with Al Shabaab in Bakool

Somalia: PM in Kismayo Port City for official visit

Somalia: National Armed Forces celebrate 54th anniversary

Somalia: Puntland Farmers Day marked with ‘Commendations and Pledges’

Somalia: AMISOM, Jubaland forces rescue Kenyan nationals held by Al Shabaab

Somalia: PM on visit to liberated towns

Somalia: Midnight blaze devours Baidoa market, 7 injured

Somalia: Puntland President attends symposium on security in Galkayo

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us