Hiiraan OnlineSomalia’s Alqaida wing, The Alshabab has launched a night
raid in Baidoa of south-west Somalia.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Residents in the town say both sides used heavy artilary in
the fighting that has lasted two hours.
There are conflicting reports of casualties though we cannot
confirm the authenticity of these reports.
The attack came after days of ongoing power struggle in the
town which is the provincial administrative of Bay region.
Former Bay governor Abdifatah Geesey has been resisting to hand
over power to the newly government appointed governor Abdi Hoosow.
Baidoa was a stronghold of the Islamist militants Alshabab,
before they were driven out by Ethiopian and Somali government troops on