Somalia: Al Shabaab vacated strategic districts

Al-Shabaab, the Al Qaeda linked militias vacated Bardaale, Hudur and Wajid strategic districts in southern Somalia.

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.



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