Somali Forces Recapture Amara Town

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Somali security forces recaptured the Amara town in the Mudug region after al-Shabab fighters temporarily took over Tuesday following a dawn attack.

The U.S. military in Africa, known as AFRICOM, in a statement said it conducted a collective airstrike against al-Shabab fighters. 
Africom said no civilians were injured or killed in the Tuesday aerial strike in the Mudug region.

AFRICOM said no civilians were injured or killed in the Tuesday aerial strike in the Mudug region.

The militant group carried out a suicide car bomb followed by gun attack Tuesday before storming the military base outside Amara town. The group claims to have “inflicted heavy casualties” on the government forces.

According to the Somali Memo, a pro-al-Shabab website the group has taken control of the Amara town. 

In July, Galmudug regional forces backed by the Somali troops captured the Amara town from al-Shabab after days of fierce fighting.