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Somalia: Politicians Assess Security in Jowhar

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Politicians from Somalia's Middle Shabelle region arrived in Jowhar on Wednesday (March 27th) to assess the security and humanitarian conditions in the regional capital, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.

Hundreds of Jowhar residents came out to greet the politicians, some of them waving flags and pictures of Somali leaders to show their support for the federal government. Security was increased in Jowhar in preparation for the delegation's arrival.

Parliamentary committee on foreign affairs chairman Abdikadir Osoble led the 12-member delegation, which will meet with local leaders and the regional administration. This is the first high-level delegation to visit the city since Somali and African Union Mission in Somalia forces liberated it from al-Shabaab in December.


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