US-backed forces of the Somalia Transitional Federal Government and AMISOM enter the town of Wanlaweyn. The Horn of Africa nation is being occupied by imperialism utilizing proxy forces from the region., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Government advances to al-Shabab controlled areas in Somalia
Dec 29, 2013 | By Somalicurrent
Somali government troops backed by Ethiopian forces have taken control of al-Shabab controlled areas in Bardale district of Somalia’s Bay region, officials said on Sunday.
Bardale commissioner Mohamed Isaq Arra-ase told local reporters that the government forces backed by Ethiopian troops have successfully conducted an operation to eliminate al-Shabab out of locations in the town.
“Somalia government troops have today conducted an operation and took control of Moro-waraabe, Walaq iyo Is-koris in Bardale district of Bay region,” Mohamed said.
“The operation is part of wider operations to eliminate al-Shabab out of the region (Bay), we will continue [the operation] until the militants are eradicated from the district.” He added.
No casualties have been reported.
Al-Shabab still controls Dinsor, Ufurow and parts of Bardale district in Bay region.