MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somali Special Forces ‘Danab’ have taken control of Awdhegle town from Al Shabaab after a joint military operation.
Awdhegle is an agricultural-rich town 70km southwest of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The town was serving as a key transit point for Al-Shabaab fighters who frequently crossed over from southern regions.
Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked group, has been fighting for more than ten years to overthrow the weak UN-backed government in Somalia
The group has been fighting against the Somali army and African Union troops for more than ten years.