Somalia: Al-Shabab seizes Afmadow region


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Somalia: Al-Shabab seizes Afmadow region

According to the BBC, the Somali Islamist group al-Shabab says it had taken control of the southern town of Afmadow without any resistance from rival militants. The town in Lower Juba region had been controlled by rival group Hisbu-Islam, but its members are reported to have withdrawn without a fight. The two militant groups have been fighting each other for months for control of this region.

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