Al-Shabaab has recaptured Janay Abdalla, about 60km west of Kismayo, this afternoon, the group said in a statement.
Al-Shabaab added that allied forces had withdrawn from the area last week, allowing them to take control of the area again this afternoon.
“Allied forces in dozens of armored vehicles and trucks vacated their base in Janay Abdalle area, and US and Bangaraaf forces were seen walking along the road this afternoon,” the statement said. websites that support Al-Shabaab.
Two days ago, a suicide bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a convoy of African Union peacekeepers in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu.