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President Farmaajo calls on SNA to intensify the fight against Al-Shabaab

Hiiraan Online
Thursday August 23, 2018

FILE - Somalian President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as President Farmajo (L), Somalian Chief of Defense Forces Abdiweli Jama Gorod (R) are seen during the first graduation ceremony of Turkish military training academy in Mogadishu, Somalia on December 23, 2017. Anadolu Agency

Mogadishu (HOL) - President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmaajo' has urged the Somali National Army to intensify the fight against Al-Shabaab, and other terrorist groups fighting in the country.

Addressing dozens of Somali security forces, President Farmaajo said, Al-Shabaab and the other terrorist elements in the country are foreign-invested terrorist groups, who are determined to humiliate and terrorize the Somali public, thus we need to unite against them.

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President Farmaajo congratulated the SNA on the occasion of Eid-ul Adha, one of the prominent Islamic celebrations.

The president also attended the funeral prayer of one of the SNA soldiers killed in the recent clearing operations in Lower Shabelle.

Meanwhile, outgoing SNA Chief Abdiweli Jama Gorod, who is yet to formally transfer power, said there is an ongoing plan to revamp the quality of the SNA so that it may be able to take over security responsibilities from AMISOM.

The Somali military has been battling the militant insurgency group Al-Shabaab for the better part of the last decade.

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