Somali government forces have taken control of Abal in Bakool region.
Abal is located on the two sides, including the leader of Sheikh Mukhtar Robow, as well as al-Shabaab fighters who have been fighting the last days.
Officials in the South West state of Somalia confirmed that Local Media now is in the hands of government forces.
Al-Shabaab recently launched an attack on Sheikh Mukhtar Robow who has been in the area for several hours.
The government forces and the people of South West have been assisting Sheikh Mukhtar.