Somalia: Removing Illegal Checkpoints Underway for the Second Day in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Somali forces continue carrying out a long waited operation against the illegal checkpoints set up the capital, Mogadishu, days after Somali president has issued order to secure the city.

On Thursday at least 60 illicit roadblocks were eradicated from Mogadishu's Wadajir district and surrounding neighborhoods as part of the ongoing campaign by the Somali national army (SNA)

Local residents in Mogadishu and car drivers have warmly welcomed the move took out the unlawful barriers by armed groups. This week Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has warned the illegal checkpoints placed in the capital and said the government will not tolerate the matter.

This followed after President Hassan at the Mogadishu state house met with district and military officials, where he spoke about illegal checkpoints set up in the city.

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