Somali military fends off Al-Shabaab attack

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QORYOLEY (SMN) – Somali troops have repulsed an overnight attack by Al-Shabaab militants in Qoryoley District in Lower Shabelle region.

 

The attack sparked heavy gunfight that ensued between the SNA and the Al-Shabaab combatants, according to the residents.

The two sides suffered losses but the number of the fatalities remained murky.

Al-Shabaab was pushed back after AU troops joined the fighting and used artillery fire and tank shelling.

Qoryoley lies about 120 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu, the Somali capital.

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