Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Somali and AU troops take town from Al Shebab

(Somalia) With the diversion of so many of Al Shebab fighters from Europe (as well as funding) to Syria and Iraq, the Somali terrorist outfit isn't doing so well on the ground of late. Its latest reversal was the loss of the strategic town of Tiyeglow, which allows the government to control the entire Bakool region. Bakool had been a former stronghold region of the Shebab who once controlled most of southern and central Somalia. But the hardline terrorists  have been driven out of positions in Mogadishu and Somalia's major towns by the 22,000-strong AMISOM force this past year. Well, at least in one region of the world the Islamist terrorists have been.