Somali government forces backed by African Union Peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops have recaptured villages near Qansahdhere town from Al-Shabab fighters on Tuesday, according to military officials.
SNA soldiers have taken control of the villages without resistance after Al-Shabab fighters left.
SNA officer who declined his named said that the villages were seized successfully and Al-Shabab left before the army reached the areas.
“Our soldiers took control of areas around it without fighting. Our plan is to annihilate Al-Shabab from these areas” he said.
He added “ we will keep on moving until our soldiers seize control of remaining areas”