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Al-Shabab Overruns Somali Military Base

Al-Shabab militants briefly captured an army base in southern Somalia Friday — the latest of several high-profile attacks the group has carried out this month. Ali Nur, deputy governor of the Lower Shabelle region, told VOA's Somali Service that militants attacked and took control of the Yaqbariweyne army base, about 120 kilometers southwest of Mogadishu. He said Somali soldiers managed to retake the base after fierce fighting with the militants. Al-Shabab says it killed 13...

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