Somalia: African Union and somali troops take Miido town in Lower Juba, 36 al-Shabaab members killed
African Union and Somali forces captured the town of Miido in an overnight battle that began Friday evening (August 31st), killing 36 al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab militants, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) announced.
Miido is situated 16 kilometres south of Afmadow, which was recently secured by AMISOM troops.
“This was a brave and important operation conducted by the AMISOM forces in Lower Juba,” said AMISOM force commander Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti. “Securing the strategic town of Miido will allow the local community to rebuild their lives free from the terror and tyranny imposed by al-Shabaab. I pay tribute to the bravery and commitment of all the soldiers involved in this operation.”