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...

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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.

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