Islamists said to 'lose' key Somalia town

Mar 06, 2014, 7:03 AM EST
roops patrol in the town of Afgoye south of Mogadishu on March 1, 2014.
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Ethiopian and Somali government forces have seized a key town in central Somalia from the Islamist militant group al-Shabab, officials say. At least 12 people were killed in heavy fighting for control of Radboore town in Bakol region, residents said. The attack may signal the start of a new offensive against al-Shabab, according to a BBC reporter in Somalia.
Somalia's al-Shabab 'defeated' in Radboore town [BBC]
U.N. extends arms embargo on Somalia [Voice of America]