Friday, 13 July 2012

African Union troops seize relief food from Shabaab camp.

African Union troops seize relief food from Shabaab camp.
By Our Somali Reporter
Over 500 sacks of stolen relief food were among items recovered from a terrorist training camp captured by Somali government forces supported by African Union troops. The food, which was meant for humanitarian relief to the Somali people, had been confiscated by the Al –Qaeda affiliated terror group,Al- Shabaab, who used it instead to feed militants at the camp in Lanta Buur, 40kms west of Mogadishu.
The food has been returned to the local people. Also recovered was a cache of weapons, which included machine guns and bomb making equipment. 11 militants were killed and four others captured. The capture of Lanta  Buur is the latest in a string of AMISOM successes that have pushed the extremists out of much of central and south Somalia. AMISOM Force Commander, Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti, said that the continuing operations would enable aid agencies to access areas where they had been previously barred by the extremists.

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