Somalia recaptures town from ISIS-linked fighter, 34 dead

A Somali official says security forces have recaptured a port town from ISIS-linked fighters in the semi-autonomous state of Puntland.


Yusuf Mohamed, the governor of Puntland's commercial hub of Bossaso, says 30 militants and four soldiers were killed during the operation Wednesday to recapture Qandala.


Residents confirmed that troops entered the town after fighters retreated into nearby villages. The seizure of Qandala in October had been the first victory for the ISIS-linked fighters, who are expanding the areas under their control amid a rivalry with the homegrown al-Shabab extremist group.


פרסום ראשון: 12.07.16, 18:21