Somalia: Alshabaab seizes 2 oil tanker trucks and military equipment

Heavy fighting has broken out on Thursday between Somali government forces and Alshabaab Islamic fighters in near Balidogleh airstrip in Somalia’s lower Shabbelleh region.

The fighting erupted when the Alqaida-linked group ambushed a convoy of military troops heading towards Balidogleh airstrip, a base of US soldiers.

Alshabab has claimed responsibility for the onslaught saying that its troops have killed and wounded a number of US-trained Somali government soldiers and also seized two oil tanker trucks full of oil, weapons, ammunition and other military equipment.

The offensive is a part of a string of attacks waged recently by the group against Somali government soldiers and foreign troops in which dozens of soldiers were killed.

Friday, January 10, 2020

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