Saturday, March 02, 2013
Somali Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon on
Wednesday (February 27th) announced that the Mogadishu-Baidoa highway is
safe for travellers, following allied forces' capture of Buurhakaba on
Wednesday, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.
The road had been impassable due to security threats from al-Shabaab.
Shirdon praised the work of the Somali National Army and African
Union Mission in Somalia for their role in liberating new areas from the
militant group. He said the next step was to open the road between
Jowhar and Beledweyne, thereby making all the roads in the region safe