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Al Shabab takes control of a village in Sanaag

Lasqoray (SD) – Al-Shabaab fighters have reportedly taken control of Gurya-samo village on the outskirts of Lasqoray district in Sanaag region.

An armed group of about 50 Al-Shabaab fighters arrived in Gurya-samo area yesterday afternoon, where they set up military barracks.

The militant leaders are said to still be there and have spoken to civilians in public, calling their operation there a security sweep.

Al-Shabaab forces are said to have been hiding for a while in the mountains not far from Gurya-samo.

Authorities in Somaliland and Puntland who both claim the region to be part of their jurisdiction, didn’t yet address the issue.

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