The Somali National Army and AMISOM forces are reported to have moved to Jowhar city of Middle Shabelle and reached a place nearer to the town, sources reported.
Not war has been reported to have happened in but a battle violence exists as the residents in the town is reported to have started fleeing from the town to the near surburb of Jowhar town, the capital of Middle shabele regioin 90 KM north of Mogadishu, witness said.
The government official did not still made any comment toward their started operaton to seize Jowhar city from Alshabaab fighters.
AMISOM forces had already mentioned to open the road between jowar and Mogadishu.
Reports from the town said that Alshabaab fighters started readying movement in their bases of Jowhar to defend the alled forces from the town to seize, sources said.
DALSAN RADIO, ENGLSH NEWS DESK