Monday, October 18, 2010

Somali government seizes Bulo Hawo town from al-Shabab

A little bit of smackdown for Al shabab.

Somalia's government says 11 al-Shabab fighters and one government soldier were killed in Sunday's fighting.

Maybe there will be more operations like this in Somalia.


Pro-Somali government forces have seized the town of Bulo Hawo on the border with Kenya and Ethiopia from the hardline Islamist group al-Shabab.

This is seen as a significant victory for the weak, UN-backed government against the al-Qaeda-linked militants.

Al-Shabab and their allies control most of southern and central Somalia but pro-government forces have been gaining ground in recent weeks.

Kenya has responded by boosting security along the border.

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