GUN FIRE: UPDF Commandoes Repulse Al Shabaab Attack


this geneva; font-size: small;”>The peak of the battle was witnessed yesterday when AMISOM launched an operation in response to attacks by elements of the terror group originating from their base in the northern fringes of the Somali capital.

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this site geneva;”>The gun-wielding terrorists in of the few remaining pockets of resistance were decisively defeated and pushed back.

treat geneva;”>AMISOM publicist Paddy Ankunda says the operation involves AMISOM’s Uganda Contingent and aims to push the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab out of Maslah -a depopulated neighbourhood in the north.

It will extend the city’s defenses and deny the Al-Qaeda backed terrorists important ground from which they have been targeting the city’s population.

“This operation is necessary to consolidate the security of Mogadishu. It will make it possible for the civilians to return to their homes and resume their normal lives. I urge every peace loving Somali to give maximum cooperation towards this cause for peace,” said AMISOM Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Fred Mugisha.

The move comes barely two weeks after a similar push to the south saw the security cordon around the city expanded further outwards.

Ankunda says updates will be given as the operation progresses.


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