Somali troops with the support of the African Union Mission in
Somalia (AMISOM) have launched an operation Wednesday morning to capture
Lanta Buro village, the site of a major al Shabaab training camp.
Situated 40km west of Mogadishu, Lanta-Buro housed political
prisoners during the Siad Barre regime but has since been converted into
a major terrorist training camp by the Al Qaeda?affiliated Al'Shabaab.
The move to take the camp comes at a critical time for the capital as it
prepares to host a National Constituent Assembly which will adopt a
provisional constitution and end 12 years of transitional government.
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