Somalia: Al Shabaab vacated strategic districts
30 Apr 30, 2011 - 12:10:39 PM
Residents told Garowe Online on phone that the militias with armed vehicles left the districts on Saturday.
"Al-Shabaab militias with armed vehicles left Wajid, Hudur and Bardale districts midnight on Saturday," a resident who requested to be anonymous because of his security told Garowe Online on phone.
Sources told GO the militias left to back their militants who lost three strategic districts in southern Somalia after Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamaa Islamists and local militia forces attacked them and seized their bases.