16 March 2012

Somalia: TFG Outlines Plan to Clear Somalia of Al-Shabaab

Photo: The Daily Nation
Al Shabaab fighters: The government also indicated that it's establishing local administrations to the central and southern regions recently captured from militant group Al-Shabaab by government soldiers along with Ethiopian forces.

Mogadishu — Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) has unveiled plans to liberate the remaining southern and central regions of Somalia still held by Al-Shabaab fighters, officials said on Friday.

After two-day meeting in Mogadishu by Somali cabinet, the deputy PM and the Minster of commerce and industry Abdiwahab Ugaas Hussein, told reporters in the capital that his government is aiming to secure all Somali territories from the Al-Qaeda linked militants of Al-shabab.

The Minster also indicated that Somali government is establishing local administrations to the regions of central and southern Somalia captured recently from militant group Al-Shabab by TFG soldiers along with Ethiopian forces.

The move comes as top Somali government officials are touring Bay,Gedo and Hiiran regions to assess the situations on the ground after Al-shabab pull out from that regions in central and southwestern Somalia.

African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM also says, it will seize four strategic areas in Somalia.

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