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AMISOM and Somali Army Liberate Key Town of Qoryooley

The Somali National Army and troops from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) successfully executed a joint operation in the Lower Shabelle Region of Somalia today, capturing the key town of Qoryooley from the extremist group Al-Shabaab. The capture of Qoryooley is also critical for AMISOM future operations to liberate the port city of Baraawe, one of the remaining sources of illicit revenue for extremist group.

 

UN Photo/Tobin Jones

An Ugandan AMISOM soldier keeps a lookout during the joint operation's march towards Qoryooley.

 

22 March 2014

Qoryooley, Somalia

Photo # 583857

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Taken on March 22, 2014