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.