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AU troops pulled back after attacks from terrorists of Al Shabaab .

201498635457514820658149AMISOM_SomaliAFRICAN Union troops fighting Somalia’s Al-Shabaab insurgents have pulled back from several key towns following a series of attacks by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated fighters, local officials said Friday.

It is a troubling development, which might well herald big trouble for the Somalia mission, and gift Al-Shabaab.

The withdrawal, a rare retreat after AU troops, known as AMISOM, seized swathes of territory from the radical Islamists, includes the towns of Qoryoley and Awdhegele, which have since been taken over by Al-Shabaab in Somalia’s southern Lower Shabelle region.

The Islamic militants have stepped up their attacks during Islam’s holy fasting month of Ramadan. READ ARTICLE HERE