3 February 2013

Somalia: Amisom General - Al Shabab Is Weaker Militarily

Commander of the African Union forces in Hiiraan province in central Somalia, General Osman Subagle has said that Al Shabab has no military capabilities any longer in Somalia.

Speaking to Shabelle Media Network on the line from Beledweyne, General Subagle said that the group has lost milatarily in south and central, saying that the group's capability is now confined to hit and run attacks and suicide attacks against civilians.

General Subagle said that Amisom is committed to eridicating remanents of Al Shabab throughout Somalia

The General continued to say that Amisom would continue to support Somali government and would spearhead its opearations aginst Al Shabab.

The Afrcan Union mission in Somalia is combined troops from Uganda, Burundi,Djibouti and Kenyan and togther with Somali forces, the mission successfully dislodged Al Shabab from many urban areas in south and central Somalia including the capital city, Mogadishu.

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