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Wednesday, 01 February 2023 11:50 GMT

Somali DM: Army Retakes Central Region

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) CAIRO, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- Somali Minister of Defense Abdulkadir Mohammad Nur declared on Tuesday that the army troops reclaimed Ail Tair region located in the central province Gilgadud from Al-Shabab militias, in coordination with the popular resistance.
The Somali National News Agency, SONNA, said the regular forces took control of the central area as part of a campaign to retake all regions controlled by the militias.
Minister Nur declared on Monday that the natonal army liberated Harartiri, in Mudag, and the town Galaad of Gilgadud governorate in coordination with the popular resistance.
The regulars have been tracking down remnantS of the retreating militiamen, the defense minister said.
He indicated instructions by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to liberate all Somali areas and target the rebels in their key strongholds.
The Somali government is seeking to uproot Al-Shabab, an offshoot of the notorious Al-Qaida organization -- entrenched in some regions of the nation including the heartland. (end)


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