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Somalia: Fresh onslaught leaves five militants dead

Somalia

AW DHEEGLE, Somalia, December 22, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Somali government forces aided by African Union peacekeepers have killed five militants in fresh squeeze into Lower Shabelle region village of Aw Dheegle on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.

Heavy fighting raged after allied forces pressed ahead with surprise thrust in a bid to take back strategic village from Al Shabaab militants.

A spokesman for Somali Federal Government, Mohamed Hussein Shiino confirmed the re-liberation of Aw Dheegle.

The riverine village was previously overrun by beleaguered Al Shabaab fighters.

Two government soldiers have been confirmed dead in subsequent confrontation while another one sustained gunshot wounds.

GAROWE ONLINE

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