In this Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, Somali government soldiers patrol following a blast near the presidential palace in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh, File)
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Somali authorities said troops stormed a school run by al-Shabaab Thursday night and rescued 32 children who had been taken as recruits by the Islamist militant group.No comment was immediately available from the Somali government on the reports of casualties or the use of drones.In recent years, regional administrations headed by the Mogadishu-based federal government have emerged, and African Union peacekeepers supporting Somali troops have gradually clawed back territory from the Islamist insurgents.
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