Lego, Somalia

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Lego
ليغو
Leego, Somalia
Town
Lego is located in Somalia
Lego
Lego
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 2°43′00″N 44°30′00″E / 2.71667°N 44.50000°E / 2.71667; 44.50000Coordinates: 2°43′00″N 44°30′00″E / 2.71667°N 44.50000°E / 2.71667; 44.50000
Country  Somalia
Region Lower Shabelle
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Lego, also known as Leego,[1] is a town located in Bay, Somalia. It is situated 100 kilometres northwest of the capital Mogadishu and approximately 44 km north of Wanlaweyn and 54 km east of Burhakaba.

History[edit]

It is located on the road between Burhakaba and Bali Dogle in Bay region. In 2006, the village was the site of the Battle of Jowhar between forces of the Somali Transitional Federal Government and the Islamic Courts Union. In 2015, the area was the scene of heavy fighting between al-Shabaab militants and African Union troops in May and June 2015 with one notable instance being the Battle of Leego.[2][3] In 2017, the town was retaken by al-Shabaab following the withdrawal of AMISOM troops as result of the Golweyn ambush.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Leego is dominantly inhabited by the Somali Hubeer clan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leego, Somalia - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates". Geographic.org. 1994-02-25. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  2. ^ "Somali al-Shabaab militants attack peacekeeper base". Irishtimes.com. 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  3. ^ "Al-Shabaab kills dozens of African Union troops at base in Somalia | World news". Theguardian.com. Retrieved 2015-07-01. 
  4. ^ Harun Maruf (4 August 2017). "Al-Shabab Militants Retake Strategic Town in Western Somalia". Voice of America. Retrieved 5 August 2017.