Battle of Beledweyne (2011)

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Battle of Beledweyne
Part of Somali Civil War, War in Somalia (2009-present)
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Date December 2011 - Ongoing
Location Hiraan
Result Ethiopian-TFG Victory
Territorial
changes
Ethiopian forces capture Beledweyne
Belligerents

Al-Shabaab

Foreign Mujahideen

 Somalia:

 Ethiopia
Commanders and leaders
Sheikh Abu Mus'ab

SomaliaSharif Ahmed

Somalia Abdiweli Mohamed Ali
Casualties and losses
12 from both sides

In December 2011, Ethiopian forces recaptured the central Somali town of Beledweyne from Al-Shabaab fighters.

The Fighting

al-Shabbab claimed to have repelled three Ethiopian attacks and then made a "tactical withdrawal". Ethiopian-TFG forces easily captured the town;[1] however, residents still feared that the al-Shabbab would return and fight for the town. Eyewitnesses claimed both sides used heavy artillery and weapons.[2][3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Somali Govt. troops retake key central Somali town". Mareeg.com. 2011-12-31. 
  2. ^ "News article". Shabelle News. Archived from the original on September 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Govt. troops retake key central Somali town". Shabelle. Archived from the original on September 23, 2013. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  4. ^ Sheikh, Abdi; Omar, Feisal (2011-12-31). "Ethiopia troops attack rebels in Somali town - residents". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Ethiopian troops capture Beledweyne from Somalia militants". BBC News. 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 

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