Location in Somalia.
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Bakool (Somali : Bakool, Arabic : بكول) is a region ( gobol ) in southwestern Somalia.
It is bordered by the Somali regions of Hiiraan, Bay and Gedo.
Bakool, like Gedo and Bay, as well as most parts of the Jubbada Dhexe (Middle Juba) region, used to be a part of the old Upper Region, which was subdivided in the mid-1980s. It has its capital at Xuddur.
In March 2014, Somali Armed Forces assisted by an Ethiopian battalion with AMISOM re-captured the Bakool province's capital Hudur from the Al-Shabaab militant group.The offensive was part of an intensified military operation by the allied forces to remove the insurgent group from the remaining areas in southern Somalia under its control.
The Bakool region consists of Six districts:
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Bay is an administrative region (gobol) in southern Somalia.
Baidoa (Somali: Baydhabo; is capital in the southwestern Bay region of Somalia. During the Middle Ages, Baidoa and its surrounding area was part of the Ajuran Sultanate.
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Hudur is a town in the south Western Bakool region of Somalia. It serves as the province's capital and is the center of the Hudur District.
Wajid is a town in the southern Bakool region of Somalia. It is the center of the Wajid District.
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Burdhubo is a town in the southern Gedo region of Somalia. It is the center of the Burdhubo District.
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Burdhubo District, also spelled Buurdhuubo, is a district in the southwestern Gedo region of Somalia. Its capital lies at Burdhubo.
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Buloburde, also spelled Buloburti or Bulobarde, is a City in the central Hiran region of Somalia.
Buq Aqable, also spelled Búq ‘Aqáble, is a settlement in the central Hiiran region of Somalia population about 50000 people living in Buq Aqable constantly. It locates 90 km south of Beledweyn city and 45 km from Buulobarde. The town was established in early 18th century by elders of Gaaljecel clan and it is the base for the Gaaljecel clan leader(UGAAS) Abtisame.
This is a 2012 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present).
This is a 2014 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present).
Rab Dhuure, also known as Rabdhure, is a town in the southwestern Bakool region of Somalia.
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This is a 2015 timeline of events in the Somali Civil War (2009–present).
This article contains a timeline of events for the Somali militant group Al-Shabaab.