Allied forces make advancements in southern Somalia 11 Jul 11, 2012 - 9:59:57 AM
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.