Somali troops backed by African Union forces (AMISOM) have retaken control of a key village, located 30KM away from Hudur, the regional capital of Bakool province on Tuesday.
The allied troops entered the area following brief clashes with Al shabaab militants. Sources said several soldiers and militants have been killed in the offensive in Moro-gabey village.
Somali military officers said they will keep up the attacks against Al shabaab, until they secure the recapture of the whole rural areas under the militants.
Al shabaab pushed back from several towns and villages in Bakool region following offensives by joint troops from Somali National Army (SNA) and AU troops (AMISOM) in 2014-2015.