4 July 2009

Somalia: Officials Say 'Pro Government Icu Administration in Hiran Region Collapses'

Beledweyn — Officials in Beledweyn town in Hiran region have announced that the pro government Islamic Courts Union administration has collapsed, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Saturday.

Reports from Belwedweyn town say that there are more pro government Islamic Courts Union officials who resigned themselves.

The officials who left their offices are including, Sheik Abdinasir Jalil Ahmed, head of the training, Sheik Osman Abdulle Barqadle, the army commander of Ugas Khalif airport in Beledweyn town, Sheik Abdullahi Garamgaram, a deputy chief of the emergency forces of the pro government Islamic Courts Union in Hiran region in central Somalia.

The resigned pro government Islamic Courts officials said that they resigned formally as the Somali MPs who reached in Baladweyn town recently said that only the previous army of the former Somali government are needed adding they decided to collapse the ICU administration in the region.

Reports say that the pro government ICU officials also heard reports saying that Ethiopian troops will conduct operations in Hiran region saying that that was the major reason coerced them to stop working as pro government ICU adding that they joined the other forces who are against the transitional government in the west side of the town.

Several pro government ICU officials in Hiran region had reigned earlier including Sheik Ibrahim Yusuf, the head of the security of the ICU administration in Beledweyn town and their resignation comes as the chairman of the pro government ICU administration is in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

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