Somalia forces rein in al-Shabab

Islamist fighters on the defensive in Lower Shabelle region as AU peacekeepers and Somali troops gain ground.

    A joint force of African Union peacekeepers and Somali government troops say they are gaining ground on al-Shabab fighters. And that is taking place in the strategic Lower Shabelle region.

    Fighting has intensified in the region as al-Shabab pulls back from key towns close to the capital, Mogadishu.

    Dorsa Jabbari reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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