Somalia declares new offensive against Al Shabaab

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Addis Ababa, 10 August 2014 (WIC) - Somali national army military chief General Dahir Adan Elmi has said new offensive against Al Shabaab militant group will commence soon.

He said that the original offensive to push the group out of new areas which was launched early this year was paused to set new tactics of war against the Al Qaida linked militant group.

Somali national army and AMISOM troops will push Al Shabaab out of the remaining areas within the next two months, he noted.

He said the besieged roads will be secured to allow the flow of humanitarian aid to the residents. (