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Bulo Marer (Somali: Buulo Mareer), also written as Bulomarer, is a town in the southwestern Lower Shebelle region of Somalia. It was a base of Al-Shabaab, and was the site of an ill-fated 2013 military operation during which French commandos attempted to free a French hostage that was being held by the insurgent group. The town was taken by Somali government forces assisted by AMISOM troops after a battle on August 30, 2014.
- French soldier killed in raid to free hostage in Somalia, Associated Press, January 12, 2013.
- "Somali, AU troops squeeze Al Shabaab militants out of Bulo Marer". Garowe Online. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2014.
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