9 February 2010

Somalia: Hizbul Islam Denounces Djibouti's President Gelle, Calls Large Demonstration

The officials of the Islamic organization of Hizbul Islam have Tuesday held press conference in the Somali capital Mogadishu and denounced the Djiboutian president Osma'il Omar Gelle for sending his troops to Somalia.

Sheik Mohamed Mo'alin, the information secretary of Hizbul Islam talked more issues in the press conference saying that they were against the plans that Djibouti wants to send its troops to Somalia to join the African Union forces in the Somali capital Mogadishu accusing that leader of Djibouti Osma'il Omar Gelle.

The officials also disproved governments' statement which was that Hisbul Islam forces with other Ethiopian and Eritrean forces fought with them in a fighting what happened in north of the capital Mogadishu.

"Hizbul Islam fighters did not fight with any of other foreign forces, Ethiopians or Eritrean forces. The government's statement on that issue was false," said Sheik Mohamed.

In other side, the official also said that they would organize large demonstration which will take placed in more different areas in and out of the Somali capital Mogadishu pointing out that they would begin from Elasha village, out of the capital for the coming Friday calling for all the Somali people to be ready for taking part the demonstration.

"In our demonstration, we are against to the Djiboutian government and the presence of the African Union troops (AMISOM) in Mogadishu who are helping the transitional government authorities," said Sheik Mohamed.

The in formation secretary of of Hizbul Islam said in his press conference that they welcome the Nigerian's statement that they will never send their troops to Somalia calling for the other African states to so.

The statement of Hizbul Islam comes as the Djibouti pledged recently that it would send 450 of its troops to Somalia meanwhile Ugandan started training its troops planned to be sent to Somalia to join the AU forces in Mogadishu.

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