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Somalia: 1000 Somali Soldiers Complete Military Training in Mogadishu

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Somalia Ministry of Defense on Sunday (November 17) distributed arms and equipment to 1000 Somali soldiers who had completed their training at the Jazeera military camp in Mogadishu. Somalia's Defense Minister, Haji Abdihakim Mahmoud Fiqi, and the Deputy Minister, General Ahmed Mohamed Arab, other officers, and AMISOM officials attended the event.

The Defense Minister encouraged the soldiers to liberate the provinces of Somalia still under Al-Shabaab control, stressing that this threat to the Somali people could be defeated by Somali armed forces. The Chief of the Somali Armed Forces, General Dahir Adam Elmi, urged the soldiers to work to gain the confidence of the people.


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