Al Shabaab retakes Gofgadud following deadly battle with SNA
Hundreds of gun-toting Al Shabaab fighters have retaken full control of the southern strategic town of Gofgadud, located some 35 north of Baidoa city after engaging deadly battle with Somali Govt troops.
Kenyan troops alongside the other Amisom soldiers are set to start exiting Somalia in 2018.
According to Francisco Caetano, the Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia Ambassador, the troops will leave the nation and be replaced by over 20,000 trained Somali soldiers who will continue with the peace and stability quest.
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has said it will require at least 4,000 more troops from African countries in order to further liberate remaining regions of Somalia from the dreaded Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabab.