AMISOM plans to launch second phase of offensive military against al Shabaab

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AMISOM spokesman Ali Adan Humud while giving exclusive interview to Goobjoog FM said that Somali national army and African union peacekeeping troops will launch offensive military to seize the control of the remaining areas under the control of al Shabaab fighters .

He added that the military operations came to standstill due to Gu rains that started in some regions of the country that makes difficult for the military vehicles to use the roads.

Mr. Humud also noted the recent airstrike in the outskirts of Jilib district where al Shabaab officials were aimed at was an order from AMISOM and the target was reached. (Radio Goobjoog)