Somalia: Govt Troops Battle Shabaab On Baidoa Outskirts


June 14, 2014- A fierce battle broke out today on the outskirts of Baidoa, the provincial capital city of Bay region, in which co-allied Somali National Army soldiers and Ethiopian troops (of AMISOM) fought against Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Shabaab terrorist insurgents.

The battle was intense and occurred near Goofgaduud and Shabeelow, towns on the outskirts of Baidoa. The Al-Shabaab terrorists initiated the conflict by attacking SNA and AMISOM bases in the town.

Furthermore, another fight erupted in Kartun which is a town in the Bakool region after insurgents attacked government troops in the town.

The Chief of Somali Police Force for Bakool region, Mohamed Osman Timacade, reported to Shabelle that the soldiers retaliated in the attack of the terrorists.

Mr. Timacade said that fatalities were caused although the extent of casualties and losses are still unknown. He added that Al-Shabaab has sustained significant losses.