PRESS RELEASE | (for immediate release) | Mogadishu – September 14th, 2012 – Somali government forces with the support of AMISOM troops have captured the strategic town of Bibi in southern Somalia.
During the 12:30pm operation, the forces faced little resistance from the Al‐Qaeda affiliated terror group, Al‐Shabaab. An assortment of weapons and ammunition was also recovered from the fleeing militants.
Three Somali soldiers sustained minor injuries during the engagement and have been accorded the necessary medical attention. AMISOM forces did not suffer any casualties. Bibi is an important town situated at a road junction linking it to Beles Quoqaani and Afmadow.
AMISOM Force Commander, Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti, said the capture of the town would help enhance security for the population in the area. “AMISOM is committed to supporting the people of Somalia as they endeavor to rebuild their country.” He said. “We will continue to do all in our power to ensure their hopes and dreams for a better future are not frustrated by the terrorists.” He added.
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