Mogadishu (RBC) The moderate Islamist function of Ahlu-suna Wal Jameeca has retaken the control of Dhusamareb town in central Somalia after Al-Shabab rebels seized it for hours, RBC Radio reports.
Al-Shabab rebels were able to capture Dhusamareb, the stronghold of Ahlu-suna group in central Somalia on Saturday after heavy battle between Al-Shabab and Ahlu-suna erupted in the town.
At least 11 people including civilians were killed in the battle and while more than 18 others wounded.
Residents told RBC Radio that Al-Shabab fighters with battle wagons were seen in the centre of Dhusamareb late on Saturday when the fighting spread to the town and Ahlu-suna forces fled out of the town.
The Al-Shabab fighters vacated the town on yesterday’s evening after Ahlu-suna forces receiving reinforcement troops came into the town.
RBC Radio correspondent in Guri’el, Hassan Abdi says the town is calm today as residents begun to return into their homes.
Ahlu-suna officials gave no details about the fighting.