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The terrorist group Al-Shabaab has operated in the district in recent years. On 4 November 2011, some of its members kidnapped ten district clan elders. On 6 January 2012, Voice of America reported that the Somalian media had stated that government troops, backed by Kenyan forces, were advancing into the area, while "al-Shabab" had withdrawn from the district. In March 2014, it was reported that heavy fighting had broken out and that government forces, this time aided by Ethiopian soldiers, had forced Al-Shabaab to vacate the district.
A 12 April 2014 government decree announced that Hassan Mohamed Ali and Ali Mataan Ali had been appointed district commissioner and deputy commissioner respectively. On 30 January 2015, Hassan Mohamed Ali confirmed that his deputy had been shot and killed by government troops.
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Gedo region consists of seven districts, namely Baardheere, Buurdhuubo, Beledxaawo, Doolow, Ceelwaaq, Garbahaarreey, and Luuq.
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- "Kenya: Airstrikes Kill 60 Islamic Militants in Somalia". Voice of America. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- "Somalia: Al-Shabaab Vacate Buurdhuubo As Ethiopian Troops Advance". AllAfrica.com. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- "Somalia: Mortar Shells Thrown in Buurdhuubo District". AllAfrica.com. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- "Somalia: Govt' Shuffles the Burdhubo District Administration". AllAfrica.com. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
- "Government Soldiers slay the deputy commissioner of Buurdhuubo District". goobjoog.com. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
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