17 December 2012

Somalia: Somali Defense Minister Issues a Stern Warning to the Undisciplined Soldiers

Mogadishu — Somali defense minister Abdi hakin Haji Mohamudd Fiqi has warned Somali government not to act in an undisciplined manner which can harm the civilians.

Speaking to the media in Mogadishu, Mr. Fiqi said that military court will be set up in every new town where government forces take over throughout and he said that any soldier found with a crime of transgressing the rights of the Somali civilians will court-martialed.

Meanwhile the defense minister also told that forces of the moderate Islamist group of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama would be integrated into the Somali national army and he stressed that the government has already had talks on that issue with the leaders of the group.

Ahlu Sunna fought a bloody war the other militant group of Alshabab after the later group started to demolish scared shrines where well known leaders of Ahlu sunna were buried and Al shabab calls such shrines as un-Islamic though there were there in Somalia for hundreds of years.

Most of the Somali population is moderate Muslims where tolerance within the people is widely accepted.

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