4 July 2009

Somalia: TFG Soldiers Start Military Movements in Beledweyn Town

Beledweyn — The transitional government soldiers in Beledweyn town have started military movements in the east side of the town in Hiran region, witnesses told Shabelle radio on Saturday.

Residents said that more government soldiers with several battle wagons started military movement in the west parts of the town on Friday evening until early on Saturday morning.

Reports say that the government soldiers left from Janta Kundishe Mountain in out of the town pouring into the town and adding that they are patrolling through the streets.

People in the region expressed fears about the government soldiers' activities as business centers and the use of the traffic halted when the soldiers started walking through roads in the town.

It is unclear the reason of the soldiers military movements and there are no operations that the soldiers conducted in neighborhoods of the town so far.

West side of Beledweyn town is controlled by the allied forces of Harakat Al-shabab Mujahideen and Hisbul Islam.

The military movement of the transitional government comes as there are more Ethiopian troops in Kala-beyrka intersection in Hiran region who are making same movements there.

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