Somalia seeks to drive militants from southern valley bases: PM

April 23, 2015 4:47 PM

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Somalia seeks to drive militants from southern valley bases: PM

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somali and African forces aim to drive al Shabaab Islamist militants out of one of the last major tracts of territory in southern Somalia that the group still holds and which it uses to launch attacks, the Somali prime minister said on Thursday.

Omar Sharmarke also told Reuters he was pressing Kenya to reopen Somali money transfer firms that are a lifeline to many in Somalia but whose licenses Nairobi suspended after al Shabaab raided a north Kenyan university this month killing 148 people.

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