African Union reports progress against militants in Somali capital, taking 2 new districts.

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MOGADISHU, Somalia — The African Union force in the Somalia capital says progress is being made against militants in Mogadishu.

The African Union said Saturday that AU and Somali troops have expelled al-Shabab militants from two more districts in the capital.

The AU force also said the body of a suspected militant from Pakistan was recovered after fighting Saturday.

Col. Paul Lokech, a Ugandan commander, said the militants have been pushed back from Villa Somalia, where the Somali government is housed, and that they no longer pose a threat against the government seat.

Somalia has not had a fully functioning government in two decades. The recent offensive against al-Shabab has succeeded in reducing the militants’ territory.

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