Pontus Marine

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Al Shabaab resurgence in Puntland

 Somalia: On 15 March Al Shabaab moved into Puntland and seized control of Garad, a port town.


In the following days Al Shabaab captured another coastal town in Nugaal region and attacked a security checkpoint near Bosaso. Most of the residents are reported to have fled the area. Al Shabaab has previously been active in Puntland, but generally around its base of the Galgala Mountains, west of Bosaso, and it has not attempted to take territory.
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