Monday, February 18, 2013
Somali and Ethiopian troops have taken over villages controlled by Alshabab
in Bay region in an assault carried out on Monday.
The allied forces have targeted bases of the islamist militants in
Bulo-barako, Botis, Gorisane and Mannas,which are all villages in Bay region.
Reports obtained by Hiiraan Online say the fighting is still ongoing in some
The administrative capital of Bay region,Baidoa was a stronghold of the
Islamist militants Alshabab, before they were driven out by Ethiopian and
Somali government troops on February, 2012, but the fighters remained in some remote villages in the region.