Somali Forces Retake Town

The town, claimed on Wednesday, is the second taken by government troops as Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, Somalia's president, seeks to crush opposition fighters...


Until this week the government controlled only small parts of the costal capital Mogadishu.

The US has accused al-Shabab of being al-Qaeda’s proxy in Somalia.

Somalia has suffered civil war for the past 18 years and African Union peacekeepers are currently in the country aiming to back Sharif’s government.