JANAALE, Somalia Feb 20 2013 (Garowe Online) – Clashes in
the outskirts of Janaale, a town in lower Shabelle region Tuesday night between
Somali troops alongside AMISOM forces and Al Shabaab resulted in three dead,
Garowe Online reports.
According to local sources, there was heavy fighting between
the two sides Tuesday night and artillery could be heard throughout the
Local sources in Janaale told GO that there were 3 alleged
Al Shabaab fighters killed in the clashes Tuesday night.
AMISOM forces alongside Somali troops captured the town of Janaale after Al Shabaab
vacated the town hours before the allied forces’ operation.
Al Shabaab who had been controlling the town for many years enforced
a tax system on farmers in the agricultural rich town. The taxes had been a
source of income for the terrorist organization for many years.
|Scenery of Janaale |
After a tense week among residents in Janaale the situation
is gradually getting calm as people are trying to adjust to the new authority
in the town.