SNA, AU forces plan to attack Barawe town, says governor
Addis Ababa, 25 August 2014 (WIC) - The Governor of Somalia’s Lower Shabelle region Abdukadir Nur Siidii has revealed that Somali National Army and the
African Union Forces [AMISOM] are planning to flush out the al Qaeda-linked militant group from their strongholds in the region including Barawe town.
Mr Siidii told RBC Radio that Barawe town, the biggest stronghold for the militant group has become the prime target of the fresh joint operation because of its high value for the peace and stability of the nation.
“As you know Barawe is the biggest base they are now using. This is the town where they plan and organize the criminal attacks they carry out, even the Boko Haram group which is fighting in Nigeria has their office there.” Mr Siidii said in an interview. (Radio RBC)
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