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Al-Shabab Takes Somali Town after Ethiopia Troop Pullout

Ethiopia Troop withdrawal
Playing hide-and-seek with Al-Shabbab. Ethiopian troops operating under the African Union forces abandon Halgan town in the Hiran region, allowing Shabaab fighters to control it.

By Agencies,

Fighters from al-Shabab have taken control of yet another town in central Somalia on Sunday immediately after it was abandoned by Ethiopian troops stationed there by African Union mission (UNISOM).

It was the third time this month that the al-Qaeda-affiliated group moved into a town in the region after the withdrawal of Ethiopian forces.

On Sunday, an Ethiopian contingent abandoned the town of Halgan in the Hiran region, allowing the group’s fighters to enter soon after, Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabab’s spokesman on military operations said. Continue reading Al-Shabab Takes Somali Town after Ethiopia Troop Pullout