Regional Puntland state forces have gain full control of the Qandala coastal town of Bari region following a week long of battle with pro-Islamic state militants, according to the sources.
Yusuf Mohamed, the governor of Bari region has confirmed the seizure of Qandala. The troops enter the city from sea and land before seizing it from ISIL fighters.
The governor of Bari region claims that the regional forces have inflicted heavy loses of life on ISIS militants during the military operation in Qandala town, which is located some 75Km east of Bosaso city.
The Islamic state militants captured the town in October this year from Puntland army.