EL BUR, Somalia
Jun 10 2012 (Garowe Online) – The waning terrorist organization Al Shabaab, has captured El
Bur from allied forces on Sunday, Radio Garowe reports.
El Bur a town in south central Somalia was captured by Al Shabaab
insurgents after allied forces retreated Sunday morning. It is unclear why Ahlu
Sunnah and Ethiopian forces vacated the town of El Bur, but sources say that there was a
delay in reinforcements.
Ali Godane the Al Shabaab spokesman confirmed that the town
of El Bur was
captured by the militants. “The allied forces fled from the town carrying the
injured after our agents handed a crushing defeat to the infidels,” said the
a former stronghold for the Al Shabaab was captured when pro government Ahlu
Sunnah and Ethiopian troops entered the strategic town located in the region of
Residents of El Bur said that the situation is calm but
residents are gripped with fear.
“There's still sporadic gunfire, but right now things have calmed down for the most par. People however, are extremely
worried about what’s going to happen,” said Mohamed Khalif.
The Transitional Federal Government has yet to release a
statement on the Al Shabaab advancement.
Al Shabaab’s control in southern Somalia
has depleted over the past months, with allied forces advancing on the
terrorist organization’s bases in southern Somalia.