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Somali, AU Drive al-Shabab from Town Near Coast

Somali government and African Union forces have seized the town of el-Bur in central Somalia, the latest in a series of advances against al-Shabab militants. The AU mission in Somalia, known as AMISOM, said Wednesday that forces regained control of the town 350 kilometers northeast of Mogadishu during a three-day operation.In a statement, AMISOM said the joint forces were "ambushed" by al-Shabab militants at several locations as they advanced toward el-Bur. It says troops...

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