Al-Shabab Takes Over Abal Village in Attack against its Former Deputy Leader in Southern Somalia

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Wednesday August 09, 2017 - 22:27:45 in Latest News by Super Admin
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    Al-Shabab Takes Over Abal Village in Attack against its Former Deputy Leader in Southern Somalia

    BARDHERE (Horn Observer) Shabab Militias launched an attack against their former deputy Leader, Sheik Muktar Robow (Abu Mansur), after the US treasury department removed him from Rewards for Justice Listing,

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BARDHERE (Horn Observer) Shabab Militias launched an attack against their former deputy Leader, Sheik Muktar Robow (Abu Mansur), after the US treasury department removed him from Rewards for Justice Listing,


Residents said that the attack started early hours of Wednesday morning at Abal village, a stronghold for the former Shabab leader, Abu Mansor. Both sides exchanged fires and fought about several hours in the area.

The casualties of both sides were not immediately available.

However, reports said that the South West Administration pledged to send re-enformcement forces to back Abu Mansur, who has increasingly become under the Shabab spotlight.

The Shabab, split several times, resulting the establishment of the ISIS affiliated group based in Northeastern Somalia, who defected from the Shabab in the first place, but were unable to live in areas in areas controlled by the Shabab in South and Central Somalia.

In a separate incident, Shabab claimed to have attacked an AMISOM convoy from Ethiopian contingent traveling outside the town of Qansaxdheere in Bay region with landmine, that was planted by group. No casualties were reported.

Despite, losing large territories to the government and AMISOM, the group  remains a potential threat to the peace and the security of the region.

- Horn Observer -



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