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Al-Shabaab Clashes With Militia, Ethiopians

April 03 2012


Al-Shabaab insurgents have attacked Ethiopian forces and pro-government militiamen in southern Somalia, reports Garowe Online (Somalia).

On Monday, the Al-Qaida-linked group assaulted its former stronghold of Eilbur, sources said.

The town is located in the Galgudud region, which is now largely controlled by the pro-government Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jama militia.

At least four people were killed in the attack, local sources told Radio Garowe. Two Al-Shabaab fighters were killed,...

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