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Somali and Ethiopian forces gain more grounds from Alshabab in Bay

Hiiraan Online
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 villages.

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.

Ahmed Abdisamad

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