As Somalia prepares for polls later this year al-Shabab quietly takes over towns left by withdrawing Ethiopian troops.
Mogadishu, Somalia – Somalia-based rebel group al-Shabab has been on the offensive in recent months retaking strings of towns in south and central Somalia.
Since the start of this year the group which is linked to al-Qaeda has retaken at least 10 towns from Ethiopian and African Union troops. They retook four towns in the past month.
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