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Al-Shabab Militants Seize Towns in Somalia after AU Retreat

Al-Shabab militants seized two southern Somalian towns from retreating African Union forces Saturday, days after a deadly militant attack on an AU base in the same area killed dozens of Ugandan soldiers, Somali authorities said. Lower Shabelle region Deputy Governor Abdifitah Haji Abdulle, told VOA's Somali service that troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia, or AMISOM, had withdrawn from a key military base at El Salindi, 60 kilometers south of Mogadishu.  He also...

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