Militants take Somali port

Published on March 15, 2016 by   ·   No Comments
Fighting al Shabaab

al Shabaab take over former pirate town.

Somali militants seize small port in Puntland region

By Abdiqani Hassan

Somali al Shabaab fighters have seized a small port in the semi-autonomous Puntland region, the latest sign of a resurgence in activity by the Islamist militants in the Horn of Africa nation.

A series of offensives last year by the African Union force AMISOM and the Somali National Army had driven al Shabaab out of major strongholds in the southern region of Somalia.

At the time, officials said some al Shabaab fighters had moved north to the Puntland region, beyond AMISOM’s area of operation. In recent weeks, al Shabaab has also retaken smaller towns and launched deadly attacks in the southern region.

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