Garowe Online (Garowe)

23 January 2012

Somalia: Lower Shabelle Governor - 'Air Strikes Will Continue'

Mogadishu — The Governor of Lower Shabelle region in Southern Somalia Abdiqadir Mohamed Sidii said that air strikes will continue in his province, Radio Garowe reports.

When asked about the recent drone attack that killed Bilal el Berjawi Governor Sidii who spoke to reporters on Monday in Mogadishu said he was glad to see the death of the foreign Al Shabaab fighter.

Lower Shabelle is home to many Al Shabaab insurgents and Sidii said that his province will experience more air strikes until Al Shabaab leave the land.

Governor Sidii has advocated for the use of air strikes to battle Al Shabaab in southern Somalia. Governor Sidii requested the increase of air strikes in and around his region.

Air strikes in southern regions of Somalia have caused controversy in the past, last week in Jilib Kenyan air strikes killed 5 children when their house was shelled repeatedly.

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