El Adde

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El Adde
Ceel Cadde
Town
El Adde is located in Somalia
El Adde
El Adde
Location in Somalia
Coordinates: 1°5′0″N 42°35′0″E / 1.08333°N 42.58333°E / 1.08333; 42.58333Coordinates: 1°5′0″N 42°35′0″E / 1.08333°N 42.58333°E / 1.08333; 42.58333
Country Somalia
RegionGedo
DistrictEl Adde
Government
 • MayorAbdi rashid cali cabdi
Area
 • Total4 sq mi (10 km2)
Population (2009)[citation needed]
 • Total76,000
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

El Adde (Somali: Ceel Cadde) is a town in the southwestern Gedo region of Somalia.[citation needed]

Overview[edit]

El Adde is located in southwestern Somalia in the heart of the Gedo region, and is one of the most populated cities in the province, with an estimated population of around 76,000. Residents are mainly of the Reer Garaad and Reer Siyaad Sub-clan of the Marehan(sade). El Adde is also the latest district added to the Gedo region.[citation needed]

Battle of El Adde[edit]

On 15 January 2016, Al-Shabaab militants attacked a Kenyan military base in El Adde, killing 141[1]–185[1][2][3][4] soldiers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kenya covers up military massacre
  2. ^ OLLINGA, SILAH KOSKEI AND MICHAEL. "DOD asks families of missing KDF soldiers to go for DNA tests to help identify bodies". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
  3. ^ Team, Standard. "New details of El Adde attack: Somali general claims KDF received pre-attack intelligence". Standard Digital News. Retrieved 2016-02-02.
  4. ^ "CatholicHerald.co.uk » Kenya's bishop offers condolences after soldiers killed by al-Shabab". www.catholicherald.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-02.

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