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Breaking News: Heavy fighting between government forces and Al-shabab embarks in Gedo region

Storyline:National News

Reports from Gedo region confirm that heavy fighting between government forces backed by AMISOM troops and Al-shabab embarked in Trako locality 50 kilometres West of Bardhere district, a stronghold of Al-shabab earlier on Tuesday.

Local residents in the area say government forces and African Union peace-keeping troops taking part in the battle advanced from Elwak district at the border of Somalia and Kenya.

The casualties of the ongoing battle is not clearly known, but  Goobjoog correspondent in the region reports heavy gunfire as sides exchange heavy and light weapons.

More to follow.