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Galmudug forces take control of Amar locality

Storyline:National News

Galmudug forces have captured a town in central Somalia from Al-Shabab fighters following days of fighting between Al-Shabab fighters and the forces.

The fighters retreated back facilitating the capture of the territories by the forces loyal to the newly formed regional state.

Abdikariim Mohamud Mohamed, the commander leading the forces , speaking to Goobjoog News said that Galmudug forces staged attack on Al-Shabab military at Amara.

He stated that the fighting has caused casualties on both Al-Shabab fighters and Galmudug forces.

“We have several wounded soldiers and the other side went away with heavy casualties” he said.

Al-Shabab already controls the port of Harardheere in the same region.

The group has staged several major attacks against AU troops in recent past.