Somalia: Regional State receives reinforcement from Mogadishu to repulse Alshabaab onslaught

Dhusamreb, July 6, 2018 (Hornnews24) – The Somali federal government has sent today military equipment, assorted weapons, amunitions, medicine and reinforcement to Galmudug regional state to help it fend off Alshabaab offensive.

A plane carrying such military equipment has arrived at Dhusamareb airport today. This follows when Al-Qaida-linked Alshabaab fighters gained grounds yesterday against Galmudug forces in an area between Ad and Amarah towns of the Mudug region.

Alshabaab fighters killed at least 15 Galmudug forces and captured a vast land from the apposing side.  Reports also indicated that Alshabaab men killed two civilians yesterday when they opened fire on a truck carrying civilians fleeing for their lives from the fighting.

In a meeting held in Dhusamareb town on friday, the capital of Galmudug state, the leaders and military commanders of Galmudug, have unanimously agreed on waging a decisive war against Alshabaab.

Scores of joint military vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft guns are heading now for the battle field to dislodge Alshabaab fighters.  The new joint forces comprise Somali government soldiers and Galmudug Special Forces.

According to local people, Alshabaab fighters have overrun the bases of Galmudug forces in the area and also routed local militiamen without much resistance.  Hundreds of familes have been already displaced by the fighting as Alshabaab attacks coudn’t be warded off.

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