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There will a massive clean up operation againist al shabaab soon so the amisom countries are bringing in additional troops, ethiopia works now under the auspices of amisom, djibouti is set to send more troops to hiiraan, uganda and others will follow.
Al shabaab have lost recently three localities in bay
"Dec 31, 2013 | By Somalicurrent
Ethiopia government has deployed hundreds of new troops in Somalia to eliminate al-Shabab from Bay and Bakol regions, officials said on Tuesday.
The troops have today arrived in Baidoa town, the provincial capital of Bay region, establishing a new military bases in the city.
Deputy Governor of Bay Region Shine Moalim Nurow told local media that the Ethiopian troops will assist the government’s plans to root out al-Qaeda linked group, al-Shabab.
Nurow did not provide additional information, but Somali Current Sources say Ethiopian Troops are willing to flash al-Shabab out of Bay and Bakol regions in the first weeks of the New Year.