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SNA and AU troops recapture Al-Shabab military base after deadly fighting

Storyline:National News

Deadly gun battle between SNA supported by AMISOM soldiers and Al-Shabab fighters has embarked in the outskirt of Luuq town.

The allied forces have launched massive on a village manned Al-Shabab fighters and prompted hours fighting which left casualties on both sides.

Al-Shabab has vacated the areas

The troops have captured the village and Al-Shabab fighters have skipped the areas with several of technical vehicles heading to nearby village under their control, according reliable sources.

Over the past few weeks, Somali military soldiers and African Peace-Keeping in Somalia (AMISOM) forces have been launching attacks aimed at the flush out of Al-Shabaab fighters from Jubba and Gedo regions.

Three days ago Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) troops struck and killed 15 suspected al-Shabaab fighters in Yantooy, Jubba River in operation to capture Jilib town in Somalia.

KDF spokesman Col David Obonyo said the troops struck Sunday morning and killed the 15 before recovering two boats that they were using to cross the river. Obonyo said the terrorists were trying to cross Jubba River when they were attacked.

“The two boats they have been using to cross river Juba were also destroyed. There was no casualty on the KDF side,” said Obonyo.