12 February 2010

Somalia: 'We Have Completely Prepared Our Troops to Attack Regions in South' TFG Official

Mohamed Abdi Kalil, a deputy governor of the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) of Gedo region has Friday said that they had completely prepared their forces to attack some regions in southern Somalia.

More government troops trained in the Somali region under the control of Ethiopian and with Ethiopian and Somali officers were reportedly reached at El-berde village in Gedio region recently.

The deputy governor who is currently the acting chief of the region Mr. Kalil said in an interview with Shabelle radio that their preparations was concluded talking more about their military movement in the region recently adding that their main aim was to seize several provinces in southern Somalia.

The officials of the transitional government said that their troops were continuing military governments in parts of the region stressing that they had close relations with neighboring countries.

"We welcome and welcome any troops or anyone against those where against the transitional government. We also have good collaboration with the Islamist clerics of Ahlu Sunna Waljama," said Mr. Kalil

"Our troops are working as national troops, but do not for other goals," he added.

The statement of the transitional Federal Government official comes as there had been military movement in southern regions of Somalia which mostly controlled by the Islamist fighters against the TFG.

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