Somalilandsun – Somalia’s Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants have taken back strategic Island in Lower Jubba region of southern Somalia from Jubaland forces on Saturday morning according to residents, Garowe Online reports. Al though Al Shabaab severed telecommunication lines, initial estimates unveil at least 23 deaths. The retake of Kudhaa Island came after heavily armed Al Shabaab militants launched raid on Jubaland forces positions. Heavy gun-battle that lasted nearly three hours flushed Jubaland forces out of the key position.
Kudhaa, 45 km south-west of the southern port city of Kismayo fell to Kenyan-AMISOM peacekeepers and Jubaland forces on 1st of November.
Source: /VOA Somali Service
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