Somalia: Somali and AMISOM forces advance Burhakaba town
Mogadishu (RBC) The Somali and AMISOM forces on Thursday said they have been advanced to the rebel held town of Burhakaba of Bai region and that they will hopefully seize the town in the coming hours.
Ali Abdi Garun, the district chief for Burhakaba town told Radio Risala in Mogadishu that the allied forces have advanced towards Burhakaba town and will hopefully enter the town in the coming hours with out facing any resistance.
The chief said that they are now in distance of just 8KM to the east of rebel held Burhakaba town and will soon liberate the town from the hands of Al-shabab.
Unconfirmed reports say that Al-shabab group has withdrawn from the town on Wednesday night following reports that the allied troops are approaching to the town.
The group still controls several towns and districts in Bai region despite the regional capital city of Bai region (Baidaba) is under Somali government control.
The militants currently control few locations and towns countrywide comparing to last year as they used to control much territorial land in the central and southern parts of the country.
Somalia’s Islamist militants have been losing several strategic places and towns since the allied forces captured the key town of kismayo on September and analysts say that the group may disband and dissolve according to their recently loss and failure.