Somalia: Three Jubaland soldiers found dead near military base
KISMAYO, Somalia Dec 8, 2014 (Garowe Online)-Three Jubaland soldiers were found dead in the outskirts of the southern port city of Kismayo, Garowe Online reports.
The three bodies were on Sunday uncovered near a military base that lies a few kilometers away from Kismayo presidential palace according to witnesses.
Jubaland officials could not be reached for comments but independent sources disclose that the three soldiers, two men and a woman identified as Hawo Wiilo fought alongside former warlord-Col. Barre Adan Shire (Barre Hirale)-militias.
In early September, Barre Hirale surrendered to African Union mission in Somalia (AMISOM) following a two-month long IGAD-brokered mediation efforts.
Jubaland forces alongside Kenyan-AMISOM battalions are battling Al Shabaab militants in remote areas near Kismayo.
Mogadishu-based Federal Government gave Jubaland official recognition in August 2013.