Mahas (also spelled Maxass) is a town in the central Hiran region of Somalia and the capital of its eastern Mahas District.[1]

Mahas is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 4°23′27″N 46°5′18″E / 4.39083°N 46.08833°E / 4.39083; 46.08833
Country Somalia
State Hirshabelle
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

History edit

On 4 January 2023, an al-Shabaab double car bombing killed 35 people.[2]

On 3 September 2023 the town was visited by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to remobilize the local troops[3] after recent defeats at the hands of Al-Shabaab.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Weekly Cholera/AWD Situation Report - Somalia, Epidemiological Week 32 (7-13 August 2023)".
  2. ^ "Somalia car bombs: Family of nine killed in Hiraan attack". BBC News. 4 January 2023. Archived from the original on 4 January 2023. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  3. ^ Sheekh, Hassan (3 September 2023). "Madaxweyne Xasan Sheekh oo gaaray degmada Maxaas". Voasomali. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  4. ^ Maruf, Harun (29 August 2023). "Somali President Says Military Operations Against Al-Shabab Will Continue Until 'Final Victory'". Voasomali. Retrieved 6 September 2023.