4 September 2009

Somalia: 'We Are Planning to Drive Out Forces Against U.S. in Mogadishu' - Banadir Region Official

Somalia — Abdifatah Ibrahim known as (Shaweye), a deputy governor of Banadir region administration for the security affairs has Friday held a press conference in Mogadishu and said that they are planning to drive out the forces against them in the capital.

Mr Shaweye said that their aim was to end the fighting going on in the Somali capital Mogadishu saying that they would welcome who ever that could play crucial role for halting the continuing clashes in Banadir region.

He said that the government soldiers were ordered not to start war during the holy Ramadan month for the respect of this month pointing out that the other sides ignored it and carrying on their assaults against transitional government soldiers in Mogadishu.

It is not the first time that the transitional government officials announce pans to end fighting continuing in Mogadishu and the statement comes as there had been fighting in Mogadishu over the recent weeks.

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