Somalia forces capture more territory from Al-ShabaabBy ABDULKADIR KHALIF in Mogadishu | Saturday, August 4 2012 at 19:35
Somalia Transitional Federal Government on Saturday announced that their forces in conjunction with the peacekeepers serving with the African Union Mission (Amisom) have captured new territories previously held by Al-Shabaab.
The officials indicated that the forces moved from Lanta Bur, a major base captured from the radical Islamist group in July to seize K50 settlement and Lambar konton 50 km south of the capital Mogadishu.
“Amisom and TFG forces seized the strategic Muri settlement and other villages including K50,” the local media quoted an unnamed TFG official saying.
The latest seizure will mean that the pro-government forces are currently half-way between Mogadishu and Marka town, the capital of Lower Shabelle region.
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