11 December 2012

Somalia: Puntland Prepares to Rout Militants Out of Galgala Mountains

Mogadishu — The semi autonomous region of Puntland in north-east Somalia is planning to launch military raids against a militant hid-out in the rugged mountains of Galgala, according to Colonel Jama Said Warsame, the regional army commander in north east Somalia who spoke to Shabelle media network.

In an execlusive interview with Shabelle, Col. Warsame told that the authorities in Puntland has prepared special forces who will conduct security operations to rout the militant fighters out of Galgala in particular and boost security in Puntland in general.

Galgala is a hide-out for militants led by a man called Mohamed Said Atam and they have forged unity with the other extremist group of Al Shabab which is based in parts of southSomalia.

There were armed clashes between Puntland and the militants in Galgala in the past.

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