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Somali rebels move Spanish hostages to Kismayu- army general


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Somali militants loyal to al Qaeda moved two Spanish hostages to the rebel stronghold of Kismayu in the face of an advance by Kenyan-backed government troops, a senior Somali army officer said on Tuesday.

"Al Shabaab is holding them in Kismayu," General Yusuf Hussein Dunmaal, who commands Somalia's southern forces, told Reuters by telephone.

The militants moved the two aid workers, who were kidnapped last week from a refugee camp in Kenya, to the southern port city from the village of Taabto to the north on Monday, as Kenyan and Somali forces advanced through the area, he said


 



 





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