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Somalia: Al-Shabaab Takes Over Mataban Town in HirShabelle

JOWHAR (SD) – Al-Shabab fighters reportedly take control of Mataban district in Hiran region this afternoon.

Statement posted on pro Al Shabab website confirmed that its fighters had taken control of Mataban district.

Witnesses told local media that Al-Shabab took control of Mataban district, capturing the police station and government buildings.

Residents are said to be fearing renewed fighting between government forces and al-Shabab militants.

The Somalia’s Federal and HirShabelle regional government have not yet commented on Al Shabab’s claims of capturing Mataban.

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