Somali government troops have captured a village in the south of the country from al Shabaab insurgents on Tuesday government officials.
Somali government troops captured Moragabey village in southern Somalia of the Bakol region after clashes with al-Shabaab militants, KNN reports. Moragabey is about 30 kilometers from Hudur in the Bakol region.
Both sides battled into the streets of the village residents said. But casualties on both sides remain unknown. Al-shabaab group, which wants to impose its strict interpretation of Islam on Somalia, has been forced out of its major strongholds by the African and Somali forces but continues to launch bomb and gun attacks against officials and politicians.
Somali and AMISOM troops have been fighting al Shabaab to wrest control from areas it holds in central and southern Somalia over the past weeks.