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AU, Somali Troops Take Key Town From al-Shabab

African Union and Somali government troops have seized a key town from militant group al-Shabab in southwestern Somalia. The AU force says the capture of Tiyeglow gives the Somali government full control of the Bakool region and prevents al-Shabab from extorting high fees from vehicles using a main road that cuts through the town. Witnesses interviewed by VOA's Somali Service say that al-Shabab gave up the town without a fight Monday, with the militants taking refuge in nearby...

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