Dalsan Radio (Mogadishu)

9 August 2014

Somalia: Minister of Information - Al-Shabaab Terrorists Defeated in Bulo-Burte

H.E. Mustafa Duhulow, the Minister of Information today praised security forces' success in defeating Al-Shabaab militia in Bulo Burte district in Hiiraan region.

"The terrorists attempted a number of attacks to security forces' bases in Bule Burte and Somali forces with the help of AMISOM defeated terrorist's attacks and killed a number of them including the leader of militia in the area. Al-Shabaab tried to come back several times in order to take their dead bodies; however, they were defeated on all attempts. 6 of terrorists' dead bodies were still there and security forces are looking into the identities of those killed". He said.

The Minister praised the role of Somali security forces and AMISOM forces as they have been stabilizing Bulo Burte since the area was retaken from Al-Shabaab. "There have been a number of attempts from terrorists without success".

He said. The Minister said "Al-Shabaab terrorists' defeat in Bulo Burte is part of the continual success against terrorists in Somalia. "The Federal Government is committed to continue military operations against Al-Shabaab in order to eliminate threats from terrorists with a view to bring peace, stability and prosperity.

Terrorists are denying public to enjoy peace, stability and prosperity as they are against government institutions to function in Somalia. Militia groups are against good governance, rule of law and prosperity in Somalia."

The Federal Government is in the process to peace-building, stabilization and democratization process that can lead to a fair and free election by 2016, in order for people to decide their future leaders. The Minister appealed to public and said "It is a duty to all of us (Government and public) to support our security forces so that we can bring peace and stability.

In order for security forces to end the tyranny of terrorists they desperately require our full and unconditional support."

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