Somali and AMISOM troops seize El-garas village near Tiyeglow

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Addis Ababa, 25 August 2014 (WIC) - Somali government administration in Bakol region has stated that Somali government forces backed by AMISOM troops on Sunday seized El-garas village near Tiyeglow district in Bakol region.

Somali government’s deputy commissioner of Bakol region, Sheikh Hassan Lugbur confirmed the seizure of El-garas village to Bar-kulan and vowed that the allied forces will continue their war against al Shabaab fighters in Bakol region.

Lugbur said the forces seized the town without resistance from the militant group who left their positions earlier in the morning after they learnt the advancing of allied forces towards the village.

The deputy commissioner further stated that the allied forces will be advancing to other AlaShabaab strongholds in the region in the coming few weeks. (Radio Bar-kulan)