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
Somalia: Govt forces raid village near Jowhar after Al Shabaab attack

MOGADISHU, Somalia Jan. 24, 2013 (Garowe Online) - Somali government forces raided a small village near the provincial town of Johwar on Thursday, in response to militants attacking Jowhar town the night before, Garowe Online reports.

Local sources say that Somali government forces raided Bayahow, a small village 7km from Jowhar, capital of Middle Shabelle region.

There was no fighting reported, but sources say Somali troops detained an unconfirmed number of persons from Bayahow town.

Gen. Mohamed Mohamud Saney, commander of Somali army’s second division, told reporters in Jowhar that Al Shabaab militants attacked Jowhar town during the night of Wednesday.

“Government troops repelled the Al Shabaab attack…We believe the attack was organized in Bayahow town, near Jowhar. We killed one Al Shabaab member,” said Gen. Saney.

But local sources reported that Wednesday’s fighting lasted for “nearly one hour” with witnesses reported that they saw “five to six dead bodies” in the morning.

Jowhar remains calm and AMISOM peacekeepers are said to be playing a role in boosting security around the town.

GAROWE ONLINE

RELATED:
Somalia: Federal Govt mediates between warring militias in Hiraan
Somalia: Puntland parliament passes controversial media bill
Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]


Advertisement
 

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

EDITORS PICK:

Somalia: Puntland parliament passes controversial media bill

GAROWE, Somalia July21, 2014 (Garowe Online)

Somalia: Federal Govt mediates between warring militias in Hiraan

Somalia: Puntland President not adamant about domestic, external threats [Editorial]

Somalia: Puntland Govt seeking to contain polio spread

Somalia's al Shabaab claim responsibility for Kenya bus attack

Somalia: Federal Govt forms technical committee for south-west state

Somalia: Jubaland forces clash with Al Shabaab militants

Somalia: Allied forces, Al Shabaab clash in deadly battle near Qoryoley

Somalia: Puntland leader, UN delegation discuss plight at Danish-funded Prison facility

UN monitors allege 'conspiracy' to divert Somali assets

One dead after first polio case in Mudug

Somalia: Clan fighting claims over dozen in Hiraan

Somalia: Army commander killed in Al Shabaab ambush

Somalia: Puntland parliament repeals controversial draft media law

About Us | Disclaimer | Copyright | Contact Us