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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2014 - 5:11:05 AM
Somalia
Allied forces make advancements in southern Somalia

AFGOYE, Somalia Jul 11 2012 (Garowe Online) – Somali and African Union
soldiers captured a district that was used by Al Shabaab as a training
camp in southern Somalia, Radio Garowe reports.

Transitional Federal Government (TFG) soldiers and AMISOM troops

captured the town of Lanta-Buuro located 40 kms west of Mogadishu, was
used as a training base for Al Shabaab agents.

After a short battle the allied forces with their tanks and technical

vehicles, were captured the town which was used as a training academy
for police before the collapse of the government.

TFG military officials gave brief statements while in Laanta Buuro and

said that their casualties were relatively small.

"The Somali government forces and AMISOM captured the district of

Lanta Buuro which was a base for Al Shabaab, their are casualties on
the government side but they are not much," said Ali Araaye Osoble a
TFG military official who spoke to Somali media.

According to reports, there were 11 Al Shabaab agents killed in the

operation on Wednesday.

Lanta Buuro is a district under the port city of Marko and is the next

target for the allied forces.

The district of Lanta Buuro is another success in the allied forces

campaign against Al Shabaab.

In related news Al Shabaab agents and Somali forces in Baidoa battled

in the streets of Baidoa.

The spokesman for the Al Shabab Abdiaziz Abu Mus'ab who said that his

agents weren't faltered by the onslaught by allied forces, adding that
his agents carried out attacks on Baidoa - killing 3 troops- and more attacks in
Bardheere and Mogadishu.

Bay and Bakool regions police chief Adan Doodisho, discredited the Al

Shabaab spokesman statements.

"The question is what has been the fate of Al Shabaab, they have

weakened drastically, we have seized their weapons and ammunitions,
and have captured them alive," said Mr. Doodsiho.

GAROWE ONLINE
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