30 November 2012

Somalia: Ahlu Sunna Wal-Jamaa Forces to Join Somali National Army

The pro-government Ahlu Sunna wal Jamaa militia (ASWJ) will integrate into the Somali National Army, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported Friday (November 30th).

Galgadud Governor Ahmed Yusuf Hassan said that a preliminary agreement has been reached between the two sides, and the Somali government will soon send an envoy to begin the process.

More than 1,000 ASWJ fighters are prepared and ready join government forces, Hassan said. The ASWJ administration currently controls several towns and villages in the Galgadud and Hiran regions.

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