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Galgala is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia
Coordinates: 10°59′25″N 49°3′25″E / 10.99028°N 49.05694°E / 10.99028; 49.05694
Country Somalia
RegionBari, Somalia
Time zoneUTC+3 (East Africa Time)

Galgala is a town in Bari region of Somalia. The town has ancient markings of religious symbols and crosses and ancient remains of a cairns which commonly found in Sanaag and Bari, Somalia regions.[1][citation needed] The town has a population nearing 20,000.

Galgala Campaign[edit]

The Galgala campaign started on 24 July 2010 when militants led by the notorious Arms Dealer and Al Shabaab operative,[2] Mohamed Said Atom attacked a checkpoint in the town of Karin,[3] just south of commercial town of Bosaaso. Puntland Security Forces responded by attacking the main base of Atom's militants in Galgala on 13 August 2010.[4] The campaign was finished October 31, 2010.[5]


  1. ^ Cairn
  2. ^ "Security Council Committee on Somalia and Eritrea Issues List of Individuals". Retrieved 2011-05-21.
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External links[edit]

Media related to Galgala at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 10°59′25″N 49°3′25″E / 10.99028°N 49.05694°E / 10.99028; 49.05694