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Ethiopian troops withdrew from parts of Galgadud region

Storyline:National News

Reports from Galgadud region of Central Somalia state that Ethiopian troops under African Union peace-keeping troops in Somalia pulled out from some areas of the region.

The local people in the region confirm that the forces withdrew from Eel Garas and Eel la Helay localities late hours of the night.

The forces advanced towards Dusa Mareb district, the headquarters of the region according to sources in the area.

Senior security official of federal government who remained anonymous confirmed the pull out of Ethiopian troops from the area, the reason behind their withdrawal is not clearly known.

Its not known whether other Ethiopian troops to replace the withdrawn forces will be sent to the area.

Eel Garas and Eel La Helay are among the areas seized by the joint forces after the offensive military operations against Al-shabab began earlier last year.