Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Islamic State Has Captured Its First Town In Somalia

Voice of America: IS Militants Seize Town in Somalia's Puntland

Pro-Islamic State militants have seized their first big town in the Puntland region of Somalia, officials and residents told VOA.

The militants moved into the Red Sea town of Qandala, 90 miles east of Bosaso, in the early hours of Wednesday without any confrontations.

Officials from the Puntland administration have left the town. The chairman of the town, Jama Mohamed Mumin, confirmed to VOA's Somali Service that the town was seized by “Daesh.”

A resident in the town told VOA Somali that about 60 militants entered the town and hoisted their flag on top of the police station and another historical building.

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More News On The Islamic State Capturing Its First Town In Somalia

Somalia: ISIS captures coastal town in Puntland -- Garowe Online
Islamic State-aligned group takes Somali town, say officials -- Reuters
Somalia: ISIS-Aligned Militants Seize 'First Town' in Puntland -- Newsweek
Islamic State in Africa Tries to Lure Members From al-Shabaab -- Wall Street Journal

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Obama, the erudite, said DAESH was contained.

He just did not tell us how many countries it was contained in.