Two Somali army bases in Somalia's Bariire and Awdhegel towns in Lower Shabelle region near Mogadishu are under heavy attack by AlShabaab fighters - Residents say as reported by morad news on tweeter account
Both attacks reportedly began with VBIED attacks, followed by heavily armed fighters who stormed the bases.
AlShabaab fighters overrun Somalia military base in Bariire town following dawn attack. Witnesses say saw militants taking army vehicles, weapons and ammunition from base. Casualties reported. Heavy artillery shelling from nearby AMISOM base hitting town
AlShabaab leader, Abu Ubaida,also accused Djibouti President of turning country into military base "from where war against Muslims in East Africa is planned", calls for attacks against US Fand rench interests. AFRICOM says it takes these statements seriously
AlShabaab urges Mogadishu residents "to stay away from the Westerners in Halane complex and Turkish military base", claims they are main source of coronavirus reaching Somalia AS advises Muslims to use black seed and honey until safe and effective vaccination becomes available.
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