Somalia: Islamic State Militants Lose Control of Somali Town

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From All Africa:

“Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland authorities Wednesday announced the capture of Qandala town from jihadists loyal to the Islamic State (IS).

The Governor of Bari, Mr Yusuf Mohamed Wa’ays, said the forces of the semi-autonomous authority in northeastern Somalia seized the town that lies some 75km east of Bossaso, the main commercial centre and port town of Puntland.

Bossaso is located about 1,500km northeast of Mogadishu.

Mr Wa’ays, who spoke on the outskirts of the seaside town, said the Puntland forces, supported by units from the Federal Government, attacked Qandala from the land and sea fronts.”

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