Sabahi (Washington, DC)

8 February 2013

Somalia: British Government to Send Military Advisors to Somalia

The British government will open a new defence section at its embassy in Mogadishu, but British soldiers will not serve in combat, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported Friday (February 8th).

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said he had sought the aid of British soldiers to assist with the training and preparation of the Somali army in its fight against al-Shabaab.

A joint technical group made up of Britons and Somalis has been formed to look into the details of the agreement between the two countries, Mohamud said.

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