Somali President announce second phase of military offensive against Al-Shabaab

Posted: August 6, 2014 in Africa News
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Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has announced the second phase of military offensive against Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

The Somali President attending the US-Africa summit in Washington DC told Reuters news agency that their forces alongside AMISOM troops are fully prepared and are ready to launch a major military campaign against militant.

The weak government of Somalia is backed by some 18000 African  Union troops mandated to bring peace and stability to Somalia by the UN.

Somali and AMISOM forces captured many cities and towns from Al-Shabaab in its first military campaign ealier this year but militants still control large swathes of land in central and south Somalia
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After more than two decades of civil war, Somalia has seen relative peace and stability in recent months and years following the establishment of a federal government in 2012.

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