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Food aid recovered in Somalia

July 13, 2012 at 12:31 PM

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 13 (UPI) -- The African Union Mission in Somalia recovered 500 bags of food aid stolen by the terrorist group al-Shabaab, officials said.

The food, meant for families affected by drought, was seized during a raid on an al-Shabaab training camp outside Mogadishu this week, Voice of American reported Friday.

Mission spokesperson Eloi Yao said the African Union forces recaptured the village of Lanta-Buro during the raid.

"Some of those places that are strategic to al-Shabaab are being captured," Yao said. "And Lanta-Buro is a major achievement because it was serving as a training ground to the enemy. ... It's a major blow."

The mission also recovered a cache of machine guns and bomb-making equipment during the raid.

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