May 27, 2017 – Heavily armed Alshabaab fighters have last night overrun Somali government military base at Buffow settlement of the Lower Shabelleh region, South Somalia.
According to local residents, Al-Kaida linked Alshabaab have launched a sudden onslaught on the military base managing to thoroughly capture the area after several hours of fire exchange.
Reports add that AMISOM forces which are based a nearby area have started indiscriminate shelling into different directions to avert Alshabaab attack on their base. The casualties are not known and no comments were made so far on the fighting by the Somali government.
The group vowed to topple the western-backed Somali government and implement Islamic Sharia law in Somalia.